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

There's value in being nice in public, whether in business or sports.

Bochy

People can viewed as property or assets, or they can be viewed as people. Baseball manager Bruce Bochy shows how treating players as people can pay off.

Listening

If you are not a good listener, there is no way that you can develop real mastery in any discipline.

Failure

Failure can be the end, or it can be a step along the path to success.

Wünder Creamery

Why a creamery renamed itself and how it's navigated the startup experience.

Last week's question: How well do you handle an unexpected personal crisis at work?

Motivation

Watch out for ways you're inadvertently hurting your team.

Data

Data can identify patterns and illuminate future choices, but relying exclusively on data is like driving relying only on the rearview mirror.

Momentum

Newtonian physics offers a new way to look at how to motivate teams to keep growing.

Rally together

It’s the leader’s job to construct powerful, cohesive teams that support and rally around one another and complement each other’s skill sets.

AI

AI is coming for the workplace. How can leaders react?

Last week's question: Which resilience-building technique do you use most frequently?

Well-being

Organizations that create a culture of employee well-being and engagement perform better. Here are simple steps to get started.

Choices

Understanding "can" and "should" is a mark of a true leader.

Innovation

Innovation requires an environment of psychological safety.