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Here are the habits of employees who lead without the title

Your organization likely has great leaders, doing great work, despite not have the formal authority or title. How can you recogize and elevate these leaders?

Leadership tips for hybrid teams
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It is clear that the hybrid model of work, which includes some combination of on-site and remote workers, is likely to remain popular across the workforce landscape.

Develop your presentation media: The slide deck

Don't default to PowerPoint. Understand why a slide deck exists and how it can enhance your public speaking and presentation style.

4 ways to encourage people to do what needs to be done

People will resist when they don't feel they have autonomy. Help them disover their choice with these 4 tips.

A new framework for HR in a "work from anywhere" economy

Global organizations need HR leaders with global intellect, acumen and agility if they're to make the best decisions for the workforce and company.

With culture assessments, should you survey everyone or just a small sample?

Employee assessments can give you valuable insight into your culture, so get everyone's take. Sampling feels like a shortcut but can be damaging in the long run.

How would you characterize the majority of people in your organization?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How would you characterize the majority of people in your organization?

Leverage passion or pay?  How to stem the talent exodus

Many Americans are quitting their jobs, fed up with work or responding to pressure to return to pre-pandemic norms. How can leaders support employee fulfillment -- and increase retention?

Why your next project needs an approval workflow

Projects go better when there's a clear path to approval. This Jotform exec offers a guide to creating such a workflow for your team or company.

How mindfulness can help you become more efficient and effective

Mindfulness is a powerful, science-backed tool. Are you using it to your advantage in your career growth?

What you say matters: Bring executive presence to your presentation

When you present to leadership, you belong. Act like it, and don't rush.

What does the future of work look like?

SmartBrief and TechRadar Pro surveyed over 1,200 US-based professionals.

The 6 talent futures

How can you continuously develop talent for the moment? It starts with a clear, data-driven understanding of the talent groups you have and their futures.

How to remove distractors from your workday

Distractions are your enemy. Here's a guide to understanding those distractions and forming a plan against them.

How to do CSR right and build stakeholder trust

How can an effective corporate social responsibility program build trust?