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12 entrepreneurs on how to build a great advisory board.

food retail technology

Innit, The Future Market and Northfork chat about the challenges and opportunities that technology represents for the food retail industry.

Data word cloud

Not all data is the same. Here's why it's important for marketers to know the difference.

Fred Ende shares best practices for facilitating an effective professional learning community.


So what does make a good leader, athlete or parent? The answer is a strong mind that pushes through adversity.


Is your business making these common data analysis mistakes?

Last week's poll question: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen?


"To be a great leader, you can't just go speak in front of the company, and communicate where we're going, and be a great leader. You got to do it every day."

Managing classroom devices

Three easy ways to make sure devices are a boon -- not burden -- in your classroom.

Farm Sanctuary and the changing face of food

Farm Sanctuary focuses on the animals in a push to convince consumers to consider a plant-based diet.


Resist the urge to do everything yourself. Here is some advice on empowering your team.

What’s trending? From class rules to restorative justice, don’t miss these most-read stories.


The challenge is to make time to think and document your thoughts as words, pictures or diagrams.

Top 10: Rumored Kroger-Ahold merger, PepsiCo's new strategy and wildfires take a toll on wine

A rumored merger deal between Kroger and Ahold, PepsiCo's approach to e-commerce and the damage caused to wineries by the California wildfires were among the week's top stories.


Not every workplace has new titles or formal roles, but every workplace has opportunity -- limited only by the imagination and commitment of employees and leaders.