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Will your cultural values survive the test?

A strong economy makes it easier to support culture, training and L&D. But will that support survive a downturn?

Embracing experiential marketing is key to reaching today’s consumer
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As consumers spend less time shopping in-store, experiential marketing is emerging as a powerful way to influence purchase decisions and create consumer loyalty.

Essential tips for managing your own career

Whether or not the boss initiates or even engages in the career dialogue, perhaps the more fundamental question is whether it’s his job to do so? Shouldn’t we take the proverbial “bull by the horns” and chart our own course?

Getting ahead of the climate change curve

Here are five things to help any leader start building climate resilience.

Leverage data to close achievement gaps

Administrators share how they used data to support their district’s students as individuals.

3 psychology secrets to become mentally strong

Mental toughness is the ability to manage your emotions and control your thoughts and behavior in ways that will set you up for success. It’s not something you’re born with— it’s something you can learn, and not only in tough times.

It’s not personal. It’s private.

Thunder Experience Cloud’s Ka Mo Lau explores common notions of how much ownership we have of our personal data, including a word of caution: “We cannot continue to expect control over data we’re giving away freely.”

Dinner from the gas station?

With perennial disruptor Amazon already offering Amazon meal kits in their Go stores, wider adoption may not be too far off for other convenience stores.

How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?

How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?

How SEL transformed our school

The dean of students at DC Public Schools outlines how one of its schools used social and emotional learning to boost enrollment and student satisfaction.

Of beer and butter cake

Teaching students how to lose, avoiding digital hand-me-downs and other lessons from ISTE 19.

Can't make a decision? Be your own executive coach

We're all prone to procrastination and hesitation when it comes to decision-making. Fortunately, there is a way forward.

Editor’s take – Health care and life sciences: Price transparency, measles and continued disruption

Health care costs, antivax sentiment and Amazon remain in the spotlight.

The changing nature of the frozen food aisle

Frozen food is a changing industry, and consumers and CPG companies alike are taking notice.