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

Every manager should be looking to help employees advance, but there's no one solution. You must approach each employee based on their specific skill set, experience and career aspirations.

Determination

So what does make a good leader, athlete or parent? The answer is a strong mind that pushes through adversity.

Advisors

12 entrepreneurs on how to build a great advisory board.

RXBAR

"To be a great leader, you can't just go speak in front of the company, and communicate where we're going, and be a great leader. You got to do it every day."

Last week's poll question: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen?

Teamwork

Resist the urge to do everything yourself. Here is some advice on empowering your team.

Coppola

The challenge is to make time to think and document your thoughts as words, pictures or diagrams.

Sorry

Don't be afraid to apologize and make things right.

Careers

Not every workplace has new titles or formal roles, but every workplace has opportunity -- limited only by the imagination and commitment of employees and leaders.

Excuses

TThe following strategies can help leaders create a more accountable and higher-achieving work environment.

Last week's poll question: How well do you remember to treat your team members like the individuals they are?

Change management

Why is change management so difficult? How can it be made easier?

Most organizations seriously underestimate the time and energy that will be required by the board to conduct a CEO search.

Feedback

How can you be more authentic and credible when collecting feedback?