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

Last week's question: What has your experience been when working on a cross-functional team?

Best practices

Leaders know a good culture matters, but they're struggling to build those cultures.


These are the tactics bullies use to gain and keep power.

Management can’t operate from negative assumptions, so trust your team.


Don't be the big fish in the little pond.

How retailers can harness the power of location intelligence to improve customer experiences
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Taking a leap

One of the dumbest things you can do in your career is stay, for years, where you’re comfortable.


Take a hard look at your leadership behaviors and see where you might be hurting yourself and others.

Last week's question: How often do you try to meet new people when you travel?


Acknowledge a job well done in private, in public and before moving on to the next task.


Being dissatisfied can propel you to success rather than leaving you feeling stuck.


Want to optimize performance? Continue this timeless and musical advice: “Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative. Latch on to the affirmative.”


What if you looked inside yourself? Would that change your career path?

Last week's question: How effective are you at using found pockets of time to get work done?

Sharing wins can make check-in meetings more focused on progress and goals achievement.