SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers

Like a lifeguard, be fully present and vigilant, monitoring and coaching the quality of your work culture, every second of every day.

Last week's poll question: When is the last time you dealt with a serious medical issue for yourself?

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Turned down for a raise? You need a plan if you're going to bounch back.


Last week's poll question: When is the last time you unplugged for a few days and took a real break from work?

Big Data to date has helped both sides in the struggle between consumers and corporations. We have to make sure it remains a fair fight.


Here are the research-backed values, attitudes and behaviors shown by great organzations.


How can you make the best use of Slack without it becoming a distraction or platform for unnecessary chatter?


Empathy is more important than ever as technology takes over our interactions.


Bill Evans helped with a community-founded creamery, and eventually found himself running nine ag businesses. Here's what he's learned.


If you want employees to choose and reward actions that focus on business success, then you need to become intentional about rooting out the behaviors that work against this dynamic.


It’s already time to begin thinking about sales compensation plans for 2018 (believe it or not).

It is necessary to know what you are and what you can do. Sounds simple, but too often we don’t take the time – or, more precisely – make the time to understand our role.


A CEO's lessons from having a son with autism.


Last week's poll question: What's the biggest challenge you face in taking your career to the next level?