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#ICMA2019: A call to reflect and lead

A distinguished local government leader issues a call to reflect and inspire

Cooperation: The vital public safety ingredient

Why public safety centers depend on local government cooperation to succeed

Get better ZZZs: Expert tips for promoting good sleep hygiene

Practicing good sleep hygiene is also important and can have a significant impact on your quality of sleep and your health.

Top 10: Food companies to watch, retailer innovations and the return of Popeyes’ chicken sandwich

News that Popeyes is bringing back its chicken sandwich caught the eye of food and beverage readers this week.

Making a habit of personal change

Can Marshall Goldsmith's principles be welded to technology?

CFO: Build that team!

Finance chiefs can't excel without a great team. Here's an expert on how to build that bench.

Resist the urge to adopt a zero-sum mentality

Zero-sum outcomes are part of life, but being stuck in that mentality isn't a good thing.

7 keys to help introverts thrive in the age of acceleration

An introvert's ability to navigate their career depends on the willingness to adapt to change and take risks

Improving plant-based options mean meat isn’t always a must-have

Offering options that appeal to meat-eaters is key to the success of the growing plant-based category, because it reflects the way that most people eat today.

What are the CHRO's post-merger priorities?

5 steps for HR chiefs to take with themselves and staff after M&A occurs.

Embracing failure and learning to lead from the sidelines

Sometimes the biggest achievements in life come from the sidelines, not playing in the main event.

Prototypes: They’re not just for big kids

Learn how literacy-based engineering helps children learn to comprehend, communicate and problem solve

How rigorous are the change management practices in your organization?

Last week's SmartBrief on Leadership poll: How rigorous are the change management practices in your organization?

6 steps to a comprehensive school safety approach

How one district set up a comprehensive approach to keeping staff and students safe online and offline

Fewer answers, more questions: Developing your talent pool at all levels

We can't develop the next generation if we refuse to let go of telling them what to do and how to do it.