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Top 10: General Mills reorganizes, McDonald's execs discuss the future, Fiber One ice cream goes national

CPG news led this week's Top 10, with stories about General Mills' reorganization, Nestle's lower-sugar reformulation for its confections and Mondelez' new online portal for Oreo.

Everyone talks about community, but is yours really a community, or just a collection of people?

How frequently do you hold back because you're afraid of not being perfect?

ASCD’s Ronn Nozoe discusses the importance of transformational leadership in education.

Social missions help food, beverage brands boost loyalty

Food and beverage brands can appeal to more customers by establishing social missions for their brands.

Edtech leader shares PD trends that will help schools shift away from a one-size-fits-all model.


Rebranding a company actually requires re-thinking your operations, product offering, and human resource excellence first.

It’s not that our filters are never true. It’s that they’re not always true. Sometimes filters become blinders.

5 tools to help you implement Hour of Code

Games, activities and resources to introduce students to coding.

A "Survivor" contestant turned entrepreneur reflects on 11 years of being a CEO and what still lies ahead.


Using lessons from Facebook’s data-driven, mobile-powered strategy can help improve your digital marketing performance

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How prepared are you for the end-of-year review process?

What are your learning resolutions for the new year? Education leader Fred Ende shares three.

Do consumer really dislike big food companies? Is big food’s day of reckoning at hand?

To become a better leader (either of yourself or for others), you must learn how to live from an empowered state. Here’s how.