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Today's business world is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. If you want to move your career or company forward, you have to know how to lead yourself and those around you.

Tips for using digital journals to boost reading comprehension.

Tips for using digital journals to boost reading comprehension.


"Right or wrong, you'll learn from your mistakes, but waffling and not being decisive can really kill you, especially in business."


Last week's poll question: When you're feeling burned out, how do you handle it?

What’s trending? From personalized learning to hiring, don’t miss these most-read stories.

state fair food

Summer adds a whole range of new food options fighting for the consumer dollar.


Look at how you might be struggling with coalition-building in your organization and find ways to build relationships that will be the key to your future success.


Illinois-based Magnetar Capital is expanding its energy franchise, which dates back to 2005

All of us need to be in sales. What you are selling is YOU.

Grocery competition, Campbell and Breyers were hot topics this week

Read this week's list of top-clicked food and beverage stories, from competition on the grocery front to news from Campbell and Breyers.

2017 may be the year we see a shift from big theatrical releases to OTT productions.

Educator Tamara Letter uses the Kindness Passion Project to help teach positive tech use.


Leaders are trained to develop plans, there’s little training on or discussion about what happens to plans after they're submitted and underway.


One thing should be clear: Leadership is not easy. But it is doable. And the world needs you.

FDIC headquarters

Strange days at the FDIC, a new nominee for the CFTC, and a nothing burger speech from the new chair of the SEC