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

How to handle a difficult decision.

Inside sales

3 key skills that can elevate your inside sales reps.

Fear

Fear of public speaking is a normal response that’s hard-wired into the human brain. That doesn't mean you need to let fear stop you.

Managers are often bad motivators because of a fundamental disconnect between what they see as motivating and what employees desire.

Warning

Advice from entrepreneurs on what to watch out for in a new hire.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How often are you held back by self-limiting beliefs?

A digital media entrepreneur says that "fundamentally, the thing that you worry about the most is taking care of your employees."

There are always emotions in workplace conflicts. It’s up to you as a leader to minimize the emotion.

Middle managers can either be positive culture role models and coaches for their people, or they can sabotage organizational cultures.

The next time you think you’ve found a solution to a problem, ask yourself: What will it take to sustain these gains?

Are you emotionally competent? Able to learn from failure? Find out about those skills and 8 others you'll need.

Is there a career development perception gap at your organization? Here are five possible reasons that a gap may exist:

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How willing are you to make sacrifices for your team?

Everyday actions that can help your physical health while making connections with others.

Managers deal with stress and anxiety daily, but many C-suite executives have personality traits that further complicate things.