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SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How often are you held back by self-limiting beliefs?

Bo Jackson

CME Group Chief Economist cross-trains to show his forecasting skills

There are always emotions in workplace conflicts. It’s up to you as a leader to minimize the emotion.

Tech tools give restaurant patrons the personal touch

Restaurant reservation services such as OpenTable and Yelp Reservations help eateries boost customer loyalty.

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The Quiksliver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau

The Guardian drops an AML bomb, America's Top 4 bank eke past $1T, Dodd-Frank vs CHOICE Act and how surfing (on waves) powers the economy

Lucky to be teachers

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, three educators celebrate their good fortune.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari

Investment banks rev engines, Kashkari evolves, Deutsche Bank comedy continues and the FT dissects penalty kicks

PepsiCo's plans, customers' favorite eateries, Wal-Mart's top sellers

SmartBrief readers were drawn to news about the latest innovation in overnight oats, as well as stories illuminating consumers' favorite eateries.

Middle managers can either be positive culture role models and coaches for their people, or they can sabotage organizational cultures.

Deutsche Bank

Sun sets on FIA Boca, SEC readies T+2, Deutsche Bank on FinTech and FINRA lobbying dips

Polly-O/Q&A: Why commitment to quality products is a must for foodservice operators
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In this interview, along with Polly-O Sales Manager Daniel Hoff, N.J. restaurant owner Joe Leone Introna discusses why he’s been using Polly-O mozzarella for 20 years and how using high-quality ingredients helps restaurants connect with customers.

The next time you think you’ve found a solution to a problem, ask yourself: What will it take to sustain these gains?

Are you emotionally competent? Able to learn from failure? Find out about those skills and 8 others you'll need.