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  • Rethinking rural economic development

    Rethinking rural economic development

    Here is my April Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine In February, the Obama administration announced the “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative. Many of the most important details of the program remain a […]

  • Holacracy: Lunacy, fallacy or we’ll see

    Holacracy: Lunacy, fallacy or we’ll see

    Here is my March Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine: For the past few months the blogosphere has been alive with chatter about online retailer Zappos’ decision to become a holacracy. According to www.holacracy.org, “Holacracy […]

  • Training or education?

    Training or education?

    Here is my February Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine: As a professor and former North Dakota Board of Higher Education faculty adviser, I am frequently asked why it takes so long to train college […]

  • Thinking beyond the next quarter

    Thinking beyond the next quarter

    Here is my January Management Matters column in Prairie Business Magazine: Generations of wise businessmen and women from across our region have understood the importance of cultivating long-term relationships. To many of these prairie sages, investing […]

  • Social Media Lessons for Business Leaders

    Social Media Lessons for Business Leaders

    The August edition of ND Living includes an article by John Girard and Tom Seymour titled “Social Media Lessons for Business Leaders.”  Here is an extract: “Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay.  This is […]