James daSilva

James daSilva is a senior editor in charge of SmartBrief's leadership and management content, as well as newsletters for entrepreneurs, HR executives, wholesale-distributors and manufacturers. Before joining SmartBrief, he was copy desk chief at a daily newspaper in New York. You can find him on Twitter sharing leadership and management insights @SBLeaders.

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Supply chain
Supply chain

What intrigued SmartBrief supply chain readers during the year's first three months?

Bob Patel and Cal Dooley
Bob Patel and Cal Dooley

SmartBrief spoke March 22 with Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council President and CEO, after a forum that brought together the chemical industry and other stakeholders in the Texas Gulf Coast region.

Oceans
Oceans

The American Chemistry Council's GlobalChem conference showcased how environmental groups and the plastics industry are working to keep plastics out of waterways.

ACC CEO Cal Dooley reiterated the importance of sound science and a risk-based approach in comments at the association's 2018 GlobalChem conference.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Next year is too late for wholesaler-distrbutors that don't make decisive changes in 2018, an MIT supply chain expert warns.

Speech
Speech

In your next speech, consider how you can get your message across, to share your success, while still being humble and helpful.

Work
Work

Can't find skilled labor? What are you doing to train people?

Winners and losers
Winners and losers

Take a deep breath. You're probably not in a fight to the death.

SmartBrief
SmartBrief

Looking at our top blog posts of 2017 and what we can learn from them.

Karyn Schoenbart
Karyn Schoenbart

Karyn Schoenbart on the challenges of leading and motivating in difficult times, and how she communicates throughout the organization as a CEO.