Communication: SmartBrief Originals

The leader’s job is to get results through others. Be that person, not someone who's focused on either peace or power at the expense of improvement.

Drama
Drama

If you’ve ever avoided conflict to keep the peace, given unsolicited advice, or shut down a conversation to avoid accountability, you’ve contributed to drama.

Listening
Listening

Listening is a leadership responsibility that does not appear in the job description. It isn’t hard, either, but it does require commitment.

Listening
Listening

Learn to listen, not just bide time until you get to speak again.

Meeting
Meeting

People support what they help to create. Meeting ownership shifts when participants are involved in determining the who, what, when, where and why of their meeting.

Elevate
Elevate

Move past gossip, complaints and distractions to have the conversations that actually make a difference.

Taboo conversations
Taboo conversations

How can we move beyond polarization to talk about difficult issues at work?

Networking
Networking

Ever try speed networking? Here are some potential benefits.

Listen
Listen

Here are some questions to help you become a better listener -- and a better helpmate for your colleagues.

Purposeful culture
Purposeful culture

There is no faster way to eroding engagement, service, and results in a workplace than by discounting, demeaning or dismissing others’ ideas, efforts, and accomplishments.