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Innovation, new products were on the menu this week

Readers clicked on stories about innovation and new food and beverage products this week. Read the full top 10 list.


An executive need not heed every bit of contrary advice, but every executive should demonstrate the courtesy of listening.


Smart marketers are getting ready for a major transformation in customer loyalty programs, all thanks to blockchain technology.

Future of work

APQC surveyed people about their current collaboration habits and the changes that would make them happier and more productive.

Entrepreneurs offer advice on how to be better organized while running your business.


A perception gap exists between what you think (interpret) and see (behavior) when working with others.


Here's a step-by-step guide for how to handle your next social media crisis.

Do you want a different outcome? Get tips for changing the system.

Top 3 food and beverage trends from NRA Show 2017

Plant-based alternatives to meat and seafood, upgraded eggs and a bevy of beverages on tap were top trends at the National Restaurant Association Show.


The key to delight and connection with the average consumer is understanding intent and developing intelligent content.

3 keys to implementing blended learning

What does it take to implement a blended-learning program? Here are three tips to follow.


Employees are not cogs in a wheel. Effective leaders express genuine appreciation and validation of efforts daily.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. What's the most dangerous mistake you can make when writing a strategic plan?


How can you create an engaging environment inside your organization? How does leadership mindset need to change to embrace all that these new graduates can offer?

What’s trending? From free tuition to Google in schools, don’t miss these most-read stories.