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

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

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

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

Know the difference between good instincts and risky, spur-of-the-moment decisions.

You don't need to get an MBA to make yourself smarter about your industry.

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Don't wait to give bad news, but know how to approach the boss in a helpful and responsible way.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. When solving problems, are you exploratory or hypothesis-driven in your search for answers?

Think about traditions you observe, habits you follow. How are they shaping the person you are?

Back-and-forth argument isn't leadership. Even if you are right, you have to give up the need to be right.

There is no such thing as flawless execution of innovation. Change and disruption, by their very nature, are messy endeavors.

A new leader comes in. Has he or she considered how personality differences will affect employee morale and engagement?

Leadership, in other words, is not about you; it’s about them. Getting over yourself is a must.

On a balance sheet, goodwill is an asset that increases the value of a company. Although it’s intangible, there’s no question that it’s real—and can be substantial.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How well do you challenge assumptions when problem-solving?