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Top 10: Target’s grocery growth, US eateries’ inclusion on World’s Best list, CPG supply chain concerns

This week, news from Walmart, Hershey and BurgerFi also caught the attention of readers.

Management lessons from the dugout

Batboys are a small part of a baseball team, but how they're incorporated into a team's culture and camaraderie says a lot about management and leadership.

Building resilience in educators

A corporate wellness expert explains what she learned when she partnered with educators to manage stress, change and burnout.

Rethinking career paths, promotions and landmarks

Employees want growth, opportunity and development, and even if you can't give promotions, you need to meet their needs. Start by rethinking the importance of landmarks in careers.

Moving past noise and silence by welcoming voice

3 ways to encourage a group’s silent ones to speak up and the loudest voices to tone down.

How fancy food brands can feed consumers in the pandemic and beyond

Convenience, cravings, finances and health concerns are factors driving pandemic-era food choices.

3 secrets to NFT marketing success

Kent Lewis of Anvil Media offers three tips to those seeking to launch NFT campaigns, based on his own work to auction NFTs to raise money for a local charity.

How to productively knock out those 2-minute tasks

Part of the Getting Things Done mantra is 2-minute tasks. But what does that mean, how do you practice it, and how does it help productivity?

The future of events: B2B marketers weigh in-person vs. virtual attendance

Many marketers are optimistic about the prospects of once again attending in-person events, and yet, many others still plan to stick with virtual conferences and shows. So what does the future hold for events?

5 ways to improve your virtual teaching

Lively teaching, efforts to connect with students make remote teaching more effective.

How do you handle making decisions during times of uncertainty?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How do you handle making decisions during times of uncertainty?

The 'Three Ds' Driving the Energy Transition

How decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization are reshaping the power industry

What employees want from employers

Learn the 5 things employees want if they're to feel engaged and motivated -- and not leave your organization. Retention in the Great Resignation is more important than ever.

How lessons from an adventure race apply to government leaders

Yvonne Camus, Eco-challenge 2000 Borneo finisher, discusses principles of surviving an adventure race that apply to government leaders

Why yesterday’s suburbs will never look the same

Why suburbs are changing to incorporate more aspects of urbanism