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This week, I found myself amid the swells of restaurant high society, flanked by the head chef of one of my favorite New York restaurants, Dirt Candy, and someone who probably works in food PR. I sipped my champagne and took in the moment. I was in Paris, at what the organizers hoped to be… read more

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Naturipe Farms, a farmer-owned produce company that has valued their farmers, quality, and heritage since 1917, is speaking directly to Millennials and Gen Z with a rebrand that is as fresh as their berries.  Starting this month, consumers will begin to see a new logo, packaging, and in-store merchandising in grocery stores across the U.S. and Canada…. read more

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To Our Valued Subscribers: In Like a Lion!! Here it is the beginning of March and for us in Chicago (and most of the Country) the Month is starting by roaring continued freezing temperatures, freezing rain and snow and oh yeah Tornadoes in the South. What a start!! The setbacks in having spring arrive early,… read more

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By Sarah Greesonbach – Glassdoor In the past 10 years, hundreds of studies have cropped up showing how important it is to build teams that don’t look or think the same way. And executive leadership is taking note — according to the latest research from PwC, 87% of global businesses say diversity and inclusion is… read more

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By Christina Attrah – Glassdoor Perhaps you’ve noticed business isn’t ‘as usual’ lately and you’ve realized that a staff member or two haven’t quite been performing up to scratch. Underperformance in employees can have a huge domino effect if it’s not dealt with and could result in serious issues like profit loss and decreased team… read more

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By Hannah Rogers – UndercoverRecruiter Effective workplace training is a huge part of keeping your employees working at their best. Whether it’s to learn new skills or keep on top of recent industry developments, training is vital to both employers and employees. In a recent survey from online business print providers instantprint, over half of… read more

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By Mary Lee Gannon – Ladders When you’re first aware that a situation is getting combative that is the sign to switch tracks before you’re on the train of freeze-fight-or-flight. If you have ever been in an escalating conversation that is confrontational you know how hard it is to maintain composure when your heart starts… read more

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By Stacey Lastoe – theMuse Although I’ve been a long-time practitioner of finding ways to brighten tough days with small, seemingly insignificant things (read: sweet things), I only recently gave it a name: happiness boost. When I’m feeling kind of meh, whether it’s the weather affecting my mood or a challenging work assignment that I… read more

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By Kat Boogaard – theMuse I sat staring at my computer, feeling totally defeated and discouraged. Despite my best efforts to reassure myself that business isn’t personal, I could feel my chest getting tight and my eyes welling up with tears. What happened? Well, my whole day seemed to be turning into a relentless tornado… read more