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How you give feedback is as important as what the feedback is. Here is some advice from a CEO.

Creative dessert ideas for frozen whipped cream drew in SmartBrief readers.

Frozen whipped cream desserts, Triscuit's new snacks, Starbucks rewards and Dollar General's plan to self-distribute won readers this week.

An assistant superintendent of instruction explains how new state mandates inspired her team to overhaul its approach to literacy.


Hope can be an action leaders regularly practice, and not just a wish or a feeling.

It can be hard to give up control, but here are actions leaders can take to better delegate.

premium grocery shopping

With a focus on premium shopping experience, some retailers share a specific strategy, functioning as masterful curators of the food and beverage shopping experience.

Power poses

The initial science behind power poses has been discredited, but they still matter in terms of the body language we present to others.

The most successful logos are often the simplest. Try creating your own by finding an icon that represents your brand and is easy to duplicate.

Creamy Creation taps into the natural trend with Craftsman’s Finest line
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Creamy Creation Marketing Manager Floris Daamen discusses the inspiration behind the Craftsman’s Finest line and how brand owners can partner with Creamy Creation to create a pure and unique cream liqueur.

Fresh produce and grill marks help menus turn over a new leaf for spring [Image: Salad with sliced steak]
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As winter turns to spring, menus should follow suit by featuring seasonal produce and lighter fare such as grilled meats.

What’s your approach to onboarding new managers?

Best practices

Best practices need to be challenged so organizations can test whether they're actually following the best path.

It's not a game

Some say the best way to train principals is by telling them what to do. New York City is going a different route--training principals to think, using computer simulated events.

New multi cooker makes sous vide simple for the home cook [Image: Eggs Benedict in front of a multi cooker]
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Multi cookers are increasingly popular with busy home cooks, and a new multi pot from Fissler adds sous vide to the mix.

Fred Ende shares his key takeaways from ASCD's 2019 conference for educators.