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3 steps to a data-driven PLC

How one school’s professional-learning community uses data to plan and shape instruction.


What are your values? You need to articulate them before you can reorient your life.

Influencer marketing agencies aren't going anywhere

The growing prominence of digital influencers in social media marketing has left some worrying: are agencies getting cut out of the influencer marketing boom?

Adena Friedman

Wall Street is cool again, Nasdaq makes RegTech move, a fiduciary rule nothingburger, and researchers imagine a world where securitization is transparent

Seeking out the path to CPG's omnichannel future

How are CPG brands catering to today's connected consumer, and how can they take the next step in digital?

What’s trending? From digital citizenship to data trends, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Anthony Scaramucci

MoochWatch ends and begins all at the same time, the Imposssible Trinity faces the Financial Trilemma, Deutsche Bank has a Brexit plan, and investment banking heads to the boon docks

If you want to fuel the growth engine of your organization, help your team find purpose in their work. Identify the passions of your people and assign work roles accordingly.


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


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.

Chick-fil-A tests family meals in three markets

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

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.

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

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

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.