Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

December 14, 2012
Share|Sign up|Archive|Advertise
The Leaderboard 
  • 12 steps to stress-free leadership
    Too many CEOs are stress junkies, writes Carole Spiers. To avoid burning out, it's important to stay focused, to make time for yourself and to learn to switch off whenever you get the chance. "Remaining disciplined by managing both time and productivity well is the key to good stress management," Spiers notes. Management-Issues (U.K.) (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 5 reasons bosses shouldn't try to be perfect
    Perfectionism isn't a desirable trait in business leaders, writes Henna Inam. The best leaders are comfortable in their own skin and recognize, and even embrace, their flaws to develop an authentic and credible leadership style, Inam argues. "They learn to ease their desire to 'be perfect' based on some kind of external standard in favor of 'being powerful' in an authentic way," she writes. The Glass Hammer blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Sales Strategies 
  • 3 traits of truly great salespeople
    Sales ability is no longer the only attribute that matters when it comes to sales personnel, writes Stacey Alcorn. In today's interconnected world, salespeople must be nice, honest and empathetic, she explains. "The number one trait of a really good salesperson is their ability to put themselves in the shoes of others." The Huffington Post (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Daily Data Points 
On the Road 
  • Membership club lowers the price on high-flying luxury business travel
    With its membership roll climbing toward the 1,000 mark, the Jumpjet private plane startup club is boldly going where few have gone before. Jumpjet is reaching out to the time-constrained corporate traveler and promising comfort and efficiency. "If Jumpjet can get its members where they need to go efficiently and profitably, it could change the airline industry. If not, it will go the way of DayJet," Alex Davies writes. Business Insider (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
App Update 
  • Google debuts its Maps app for iOS 6
    Google has released a version of its Maps application for iPhones running iOS 6, less than three months after Apple debuted its own, derided version. "[I]t looks very nice indeed. ... Use it, and you can stop fretting about how long it'll take Apple to clean up its Maps," writes Harry McCracken. blog (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Featured Content 

Making Small Talk 
  • "Seinfeld" lives on, 140 characters at a time
    "Seinfeld" hasn't been on the air since the 1990s, but its plotting and "show about nothing" premise has been updated for the Twitter age through @SeinfeldToday, which tweets out "modern" episode descriptions. "People always say that if they had cellphones, Seinfeld couldn't exist, which is true for a certain type of Seinfeld episode but not as a general rule (which I think the account shows)," says Jack Moore, a Buzzfeed editor who created the account. Daily News (New York) (12/11), The Atlantic Wire (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Regional Director, Sales DevelopmentPandoraNew York, NY
Director Affiliate SalesStarz EntertainmentAtlanta, GA
Director, Inside SalesORS NascoTulsa, OK
Click here to view more job listings.

[M]any struggling companies are suffering for reasons of their own making."
--McKee Wallwork Cleveland, writing at SmartBlog on Leadership
LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

SmartBrief on Sales Partners

SmartBrief delivers need-to-know news in over 100 targeted email newsletters to over 3 million readers. All our industry briefings are FREE and open to everyone—sign up today!
Aviation & Aerospace
Construction & Real Estate
Consumer Packaged Goods
Food Service
Health Care
Media & Entertainment
Travel & Hospitality

Subscriber Tools
Today's Brief - Permalink | Print friendly format | Web version | Privacy policy

Sales Director:  Jim Pataki (212) 450-1682
Job Board: Jasmine Rogers 202-640-4684
SmartBrief Community:
Recent SmartBrief on Sales Issues:   Lead Editor:  Brooke Howell
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2012 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information