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How to prepare for rising stress ahead

Chronic stress will affect many of us as we grapple with a volatile economy, the ongoing pandemic and political tensions. Here's what leaders can do to help themselves and others.

What to do when leadership feels isolating and awkward

Leadership can be a lonely experience, but there's hope.

Your virtual report delivery is your final product

Even the best report gets better engagement when it's properly presented to the C-suite. Presentation has become especially important with the switch to virtual, video meetings.

Moving from values awareness to values demonstration in your organization

Here's an exercise for publicly stating your company's values and seeing how everyone is living them day to day.

Why companies are embracing the triple bottom line
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By focusing on people, planet and profits, companies can see greater, sustainable success.

Leading like John Lewis: 4 pillars of leadership

The late John Lewis was a leader we should all know, and here's what we can learn for carrying on his legacy in our lives.

Leading with humor: Laughter Is an affirmation of humanity

Laughter and humor are good for the body and mind, especially during difficult times. Here's how the workplace can benefit.

The myth of low energy

What is energy? What is vitality? How are they different, and why does that matter for leaders?

The modern leadership style: Being, not doing

What qualities do modern leaders need? Here is a list from an organizational development expert.

Your team needs an empathetic leader during a crisis

What does crisis leadership mean for helping your direct reports? Here are seven ways you can be connective and compassionate during challenging times.

How to navigate sensitive conversations on difficult topics

Difficult conversations, such as about racae, require self-examination and exploratory questions before progress can be made.

Leadership personality traits: Unlocking your potential

Leaders think about personality types in a flawed way that doesn't help them help others. Instead, look at the idea of a process communication model.

How to manage anxiety in 4 simple ways

Anxiety doesn't have to be unstoppable. Here are some ways to better process and give yourself the personal growth you deserve.

The last time you provided difficult feedback, how did it go?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: The last time you provided difficult feedback, how did it go?

How brands can take a stand on race

Brands can speak up about racial injustice, but they must do the hard work of examining themselves. Here's advice on how.