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

The #MeToo movement has sparked men who claim mentoring women is now a risk. This article questions those assumptions.


We live in a VUCA world, and that acronym applies to employee development, too.


Impact is all about results. And results start with clearly written, actionable goals that help leaders build alignment and amplify output.

How frequently do you shift blame for mistakes you’ve made?


Learn about why and how you should rebrand your organization.


What does scientific research say about our desire to thrive? This post shares three keys to keep in mnid.

3 ways to bring in more clients to your freelance business


Leaders can set the tone, but they can't force culture. When they try, they end up running a ministry of culture.

How do you deal with passive-aggressive people?

Employee networks

Are you so busy that you're not interacting -- and thus not building trust?


Nice isn't nice when it comes to leaders who create drama rather than solve problems and help people grow.

Purpose is good for your career and pursuits, but it can also be good for your health.


Learn three keys to successful interdepartmental communication.

Call center

Remote workforces can be a boon, but they require planning and discipline.

How well-defined are your organization’s prioritization criteria for investments and projects?