SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers
How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?

How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?

Can't make a decision? Be your own executive coach

We're all prone to procrastination and hesitation when it comes to decision-making. Fortunately, there is a way forward.

Be a better listener: 4 ways to improve workplace communication

When “I just want to be heard” is one of the most common statements in the modern workplace, it's time leaders start listening.

What you can do to build confidence

Build your confidence by challenging yourself. Here are 3 questions to help you.

Why keeping your promises could be the biggest disruption of all

The more your people can trust you regarding the little things, the more they will trust and follow you when it comes to the big things.


The goal of coaching is to help people bring out their own abilities and find solutions that already lie within them. Here's advice on how to do that through feedback.

What portion of your team's work is done remotely?

Remote work

Here are 10 tips that can help you be more effective in your communication with others, especially when you’re not able to interact in person.

When budgets get cut, how do you handle investing in your people?


Just as people express a common language through different accents, we express our common humanity from different perspectives. Finding the fusion is where magic happens.


When we avoid difficult conversations, we don't acknowledge the elephant in the room, but we do feed it.


Finding the right mentor isn't easy. Here is some expert advice for doing so, especially for women in the workplace.


Walmart's first executive vice president shares her journey as an "Only" and how companies can improve on executive diversity.


Before we can discern motivation versus engagement, we need to be sure we understand either term.