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The most practical way to promote diversity and inclusion isn't what you think

Your supply chain is an overlooked, business-essential area to improve diversity and inclusion.

Top 10: Restaurants’ hiring hopes, Kroger’s plan to double digital sales, Trader Joe’s grilled cheese challenge

Several of this week’s most-clicked stories focus on what restaurants are doing to attract new hires.

Garry Ridge: What it takes to lead

WD-40 CEO Garry Ridge shares what he's learned as a leader during the Great Recession and pandemic, as well as the values that carry him through any situation.

One year later ... Focusing on opportunities, not losses

Educators can achieve more by focus on the flexibility, resilience and gratitude gained during the pandemic rather than the inertia, fear and selfishness that came to light.

Returning to work: How listening can help

People might be happy to return to offices and pre-pandemic work, but that brings a new set of anxieties. Learn how listening can help.

The power of personalization in food shopping: Two online retailers show the way

Consumer priorities in food and beverages have shifted toward finding items that signal increased personalization to health and wellness needs and goals.

Wanted: More unicorns

What employees go beyond the norm and get things done, even in tough times? Do you recognize those people? Are you one of them?

Watching our words

Saying "should" with students can set the wrong tone. Educators can rewrite internal scripts for a more positive approach.

Stop talking and start bottom-lining your meetings

Be more strategic about your meetings and how you communicate during them. Learn how.

Pandemic perspectives from the ICU: The vaccine rollout

Critical Care SmartBrief is asking readers to share their COVID-19 experience from the ICU.

How brands are leveraging long-form storytelling

MacGillivray Freeman Films’ Shaun MacGillivray shares the importance of using long-form storytelling practices like documentaries in advertising and marketing campaigns to leverage a brand’s connection with consumers around social movements.

How to support AP students in hybrid learning

An AP lead teacher shares her keys to helping high-achieving students excel despite economic disadvantages and the added challenge of having some students in class and others at home.

Renewable Energy SmartPod

Fun and informative conversations about the people, technologies and trends powering the energy transition.

How leaders can start building conflict capacity

Great leaders need to manage conflict through deliberate practice and development. Learn how.