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The key isn’t to avoid fear. It’s to recognize, attack and wrestle it to the ground. Sure, you’ll get scratched up. But you’ll also learn some valuable lessons in the process.


You know how to make casual conversation, right? Then you're already on your way to great public speaking and presentations.

Chick-fil-A tests family meals in three markets

Top 10: Chick-fil-A, Amazon, Lidl grab readers' attention

How a day-to-day mindset can help frustrated teachers work with challenging students

Find out which qualities create the foundation for successful leadership in schools and beyond.

Tin Man

If there's one essential characteristic a leader must have to thrive, it is having heart — heart for the team and for the business.


Today's business world is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. If you want to move your career or company forward, you have to know how to lead yourself and those around you.

How restaurants can launch effective delivery services

Restaurants that want to launch delivery services often aren’t sure where to start and whether to use an in-house program or to outsource it. Consider these tips to make the decision easier.

What’s trending? From personalized learning to hiring, don’t miss these most-read stories.


"Right or wrong, you'll learn from your mistakes, but waffling and not being decisive can really kill you, especially in business."

Tips for using digital journals to boost reading comprehension.

Tips for using digital journals to boost reading comprehension.


Last week's poll question: When you're feeling burned out, how do you handle it?


Look at how you might be struggling with coalition-building in your organization and find ways to build relationships that will be the key to your future success.

state fair food

Summer adds a whole range of new food options fighting for the consumer dollar.

Grocery competition, Campbell and Breyers were hot topics this week

Read this week's list of top-clicked food and beverage stories, from competition on the grocery front to news from Campbell and Breyers.