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

Here are 10 questions for taking a hard look at your own leadership and development.

How much exposure does your entire organization get to your customers?


Difficult conversations often aren't because people avoid them. Here's how to know when such a talk is needed.


Leadership learning is a lifelong endeavor for great leaders. Make reflection and journaling the core of your leadership learning.


Get back to people promptly. It'll pay off in many ways.

When filling open roles, what is your company’s hiring approach?


Everyone faces obstacles and adversity. How are you trying to work through those challenge to be resilient?

Use these simple, non-traditional tips to boost productivity during your busiest weeks.

Not every task is amazing. How you motivate yourself in those situations is critical.

If you’re assigned prework for a meeting or training event, how do you approach it?


Not every problem can be tackled by going at it harder. Reflection and perspective have a real place in business.


Learn how managers can guard against overconfidence.

Political savvy

Being politically savvy is a learnable skill. Here's what you need to know.