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Breaking down language barriers in foodservice

Offering training materials in multiple languages can help break down language barriers in foodservice, and language learning opportunities can assist with employee retention and promote cultural awareness that can strengthen a restaurant’s entire team.

Blended-learning trend watch

What's happening in blended learning? A look at the models on the rise.

How to vet edtech tools

Eight questions you should ask when evaluating edtech tools and research.

What is your view of retirement?

Supply chain plays a crucial role in smart home success
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In this post, learn how to tackle the complexities of the smart home supply chain, from incorporating tech into traditional products to achieving retail-readiness and preparing your return supply chain.

Sen. John McCain

The late Sen. John McCain demonstrated three core values in his life and work, says S. Chris Edmonds.

What’s trending? From credit recovery to K-12 challenges, don’t miss these most-read stories.


You can become more mindful even when your organization doesn't have a formal program.

Hershey acquires Pirate Brands

News of Hershey's acquisition of Pirate Brands struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Kroger and Chick-fil-A.

Bruce Springsteen

Like a good actor, leaders know that performance is not about them; it is about generating an experience for the audience.

Video, personalized emails, consumer content and other highly-engaging marketing tactics should be part of every business strategy -- no matter the size of the company.

As digital marketing becomes more sophisticated and pinpointed, marketers must know what messages to deliver and how to do it effectively.

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Helping cities combat gun violence

Toshiba exec talks retail’s converging channels and today’s digital consumers
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In this Q&A, Toshiba exec Kirk Goldman talks about findings from new Toshiba research on today's consumers, technology in retail and unified commerce.

How to pay for your online MBA
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Practical funding strategies for online candidates.