Communication: SmartBrief Originals
Getting along better with people we disagree with
Getting along better with people we disagree with

Disagreement is fine, but it's how we go about it that matters.

Leaders: Here's why your change initiative is going to fail
Leaders: Here's why your change initiative is going to fail

Great ideas go nowhere if you can't get people to make the leap with you,

Leaders: How mentoring can help your communication skills
Leaders: How mentoring can help your communication skills

Being a mentor requires trust, which can only be built with intention. Here are some tips to build trust in your mentoring conversations.

The best-kept secrets about Q&A
The best-kept secrets about Q&A

Conquer Q&A to make it the capper of your presentation, not a place of fear.

Take control of vocal delivery: Be yourself and be heard
Take control of vocal delivery: Be yourself and be heard

Vocal delivery matters -- the trick is to get better at it without becoming obsessed.

6 ways to have executive presence while presenting
6 ways to have executive presence while presenting

Knowing your subject matter is one part of delivering a great presentation. Possessing executive presence is also crucial.

3 things great leaders do before tough conversations
3 things great leaders do before tough conversations

All great leaders who thrive in having these conversations embrace the use of a three-part formula: Standards + evidence + courage = direct dialogue.

5 stages of relationship conflict
5 stages of relationship conflict

Learn to recognize when you're causing your own relationship drama in the workplace.

Are your expectations getting the best of you?
Are your expectations getting the best of you?

Expectations are often not met because we make assumptions instead of paying attention.

What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business
What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business

Storytelling helps people understand where facts and data alone won't suffice.