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Top 10: Campbell CEO steps down, Wendy's redesigns and Elon Musk has a candy plan

Changes at Campbell Soup, Wendy's new store design and Elon Musk's plan to enter the candy market got readers' attention this week.

Plant-based meat, cold coffee and savory uses for yogurt were hot at National Restaurant Show

Plant-based meat, new takes on cold coffee and culinary uses for yogurt were three of the top trends at this year's National Restaurant Association Show.

Heart attack helps teacher find joy

Rigid school cultures are driving teacher stress. How one teacher found his way back to joy.


A communication plan details what needs to be shared with whom and how that communication will be delivered.

Break through the advertising noise with better engagement strategies

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Cities are working to reduce traffic fatalities by adopting Vision Zero goals.

casual dining

Turning the spotlight to casual dining and how the segment is adapting to evolving consumer expectations.


What can we learn from research that suggests some values cycle through generations? How does that help us at work?


Valuing growth over all can make any workplace, even a nonprofit, susceptible to a toxic culture.

4 digital tools for teacher mentors

From communicating to skill training, four tools for teacher coaches.

Last week's question: How structured is your approach to problem-solving?

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Roofers can use aerial imagery to more quickly grow their businesses

The importance of digital marketing in health care

Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.

Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.