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Top 10: Restaurant costs, PepsiCo’s work-from-home model, automated checkout at Amazon Fresh

Candy was also a category that many SmartBrief food and beverage readers were interested in this week.

How comfortable are you with initiating "uncomfortable conversations"?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How comfortable are you with initiating "uncomfortable conversations?"

Just because you're stuck doesn't mean you're staying

Feeling stuck in your career? Here are some practical ways to start moving forward in your leadership journey.

Going beyond marketing, media and communications

SmartBrief’s Kelly Bragg and Sara Brigagliano detail four takeaways from the recent ASAE’s Marketing Membership and Communications Conference: creativity, experimentation, inclusivity and grace.

Real leaders never fake it

Being is CEO is much more than taking on the title. Learn more from a CEO who's been through it.

How the electrical tool sector is providing exciting career opportunities
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REBA's Ballentine talks corporate renewable energy procurement trends

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance CEO Miranda Ballentine outlines the continued growth of corporate clean energy procurement

Effective and easy ways to relieve stress at work

Stress is part of life, and many so-called solutions are too basic or confuse stress for anxiety. Read on for four practices that will really help you handle stress.

How to get higher ROI for used digital learning devices

Technology buyback programs can make new purchases much more affordable for districts -- here are some ways to make the most of technology buyback programs.

5 benefits of outsourcing your digital marketing

Most small-business owners see the need for digital marketing, but finding the time to develop, implement and maintain them consistently can be challenging. NetBlaze’s CEO Steven Clayton offers five reasons why outsourcing these tasks can be beneficial.

The great "refusal to work" lie

Unemployment benefits aren't the only thing keeping you from hiring great employees. Learn what's in your control about finding, attracting and retaining talent after the pandemic.

How restaurants can encourage and empower employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Many US restaurants are encouraging employees and patrons to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and providing incentives for those who do. However, legal complications are keeping most restaurant operators from making vaccination mandatory.

A fresh approach to office politics: No approach

Office politics is inevitable, but you don't have to get caught up in it. In fact, staying away from office politics can boost your leadership presence and reputation.

Top 10: Grocer growth plans, Wendy’s new ad

News of expansion from ALDI and Lidl, as well as a new Wendy's ad, made news this week.

Inspiration: One song title at a time

What songwriters and music producers can teach us about surfacing ideas and acting on them.

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