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

Here’s a closer look at why CEOs lack emotional intelligence and what can be done to enhance it.


An interview with the CEO of Coolhaus, an architecturally inspired ice cream brand that got its first big push at Coachella.

Last week's poll question: Have you ever considered starting your own business?


It is important to speak with authority in a timely manner while still using carefully considered words.


Show up, know your stuff and have some heart.


A little preparation will go a long way when it comes to interviewing job candidates.


9 entrepreneurs offer tips on being a better networker.


When stress is affecting you, don't bottle it up. Here's what to do instead.

Last week's poll question: How important is it that training content be fully customized for your organization?


Make it safe for your highly productive employees to “ask for help,” “ask questions” and “know who to go to” to seek assistance.


Growth requires you to elevate your self-awareness so that you can identify your shortcomings and change your unproductive habits.


“If you think of leadership as an influence process, relying on informal power opens a huge toolkit to get things done outside the constraints of a formal structure.”

Technology and people

Leadership must change along with technology. Here's how to do so without sacrificing humanity.


Organzational redesigns are complicated, complex efforts with many possible pitfalls, but they aren't impossible to do successfully.


Diversity is integral to the design of the universe. It’s not a glitch, it’s a feature. Diversity exists because we need it.