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

Last week's question: What's the most exciting part of your job?

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In industry after industry, companies find themselves facing a new normal. Call it continuous disruption, as oxymoronic as that sounds.


Your conversations are wasting your time, but you don’t realize it’s happening. How can you fix this?


By asking questions beginning with "why?" you will uncover the thinking that led to the problem.


Confidence is more than just a mindset -- it takes form and is strengthened by our actions.

Struggle to kick a bad habit? The skill of motivation is being able to identify, shift and reflect on the reasons for your motivation.

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.

How retailers can harness the power of location intelligence to improve customer experiences
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Read this conversation with a Loqate exec about how utilizing tech like location intelligence can help retailers optimize the customer experience.


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

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?