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People who demonstrate grace know that humility is more powerful than vanity, concern is more influential than command.

Emotional intelligence

Our reactions to obstacles, misfortune and adversity are often habitual rather than deliberate. A little training and awareness can help us develop the emotional intelligence we need to make smarter choices and be more succes

Beta test

Entrepreneurs offer advice on getting beta testers for your product or service.

How the Amazon Prime mindset has changed fast casual dining

Meatheads founder and chief executive Tom Jednorowicz shares tips on how restaurants can preserve the in-restaurant dining experience in the age of delivery.

Apple brings cash home

Apple brings cash home, Bloomberg crunches central bank forecasts, WEF previews Davos, and an Ode to Ronaldinho

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From site selection through planning, construction and maintenance, shopping centers are using high-resolution aerial maps as guides

Chrissy Romano-Arrabito embraces social media to help students connect to classroom culture.

Virtual success for rural schools

Four steps to setting up a winning distance-learning program in rural areas.


Taylor Farms' CEO discusses one of the problems with growth -- finding enough talent.

Last week's poll question: How willing is your organization to go above and beyond to take care of its associates?


Traits associated with emotional intelligence make for better leaders, and while these traits may seem natural and inborn, they can also be learned, fostered, developed and honed.

While meal kit delivery companies have certainly captured the imaginations of investors and the media, consumers are a different story.

What’s trending? From discipline to student retention, don’t miss these most-read stories.


Listening is a leadership responsibility that does not appear in the job description. It isn’t hard, either, but it does require commitment.

Top 10: Diet Coke's new look, Dunkin's smaller menu

The new look and line of flavors that Coca-Cola rolled out for Diet Coke was the most-clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week.