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A Failure of Creativity: the Demise of Hostess

Regardless of how you feel about the company and its product line, there are business lessons to be learned here. Once so successful that most every American kid’s lunch box contained their products, they ultimately failed after 82 years of operation.


The answers are a study in what contributes to a successful enterprise. A core feature of the Hostess collapse was a failure of creativity.

7 questions to increase your business’ Creativity Quotient (CQ)!

Continue Reading June 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

Improving Business (and the World), One Person at a Time

One of the “secret weapons” for leadership development, productivity, employee engagement, and strategic growth in business today is professional coaching. And one firm that is cutting a swath of innovation and delivering unparalleled excellence in this domain is TurnKey Coaching Solutions. Dedicated to helping others, the partners believe that coaching is the most effective way to help people change their circumstances and reach their goals.

Continue Reading July 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Reducing Stress – Building Awareness – Saving Lives

The research knowledge was expanding quickly at this time. It recognized the role of a healthy lifestyle – diet and exercise, in addition to stress management – as not only treated cardiovascular disease; healthy lifestyle also prevented it.

Continue Reading April 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Stress and Your Health

Are you familiar with a little thing we call “stress”?

Chances are, you are well acquainted with this phenomenon. But what is it exactly? There is actually “good stress”; however when it comes to health, this is not the concern. It’s “bad stress” — and our response to it — which can lead to problems.

In fact, “bad stress” can kill.

Continue Reading March 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Dreams Come True in Sustainability and Horticulture

“My favorite dream is North Dakota vegetables home cooked on every dinner plate in the state.”

What’s it like to have your dream come true? Ask Holly Rose Mawby. Or one of the many growers helped by the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture (ECH).

“Many little girls dream of their wedding day, being a princess or being a mother. Not me. I never once dreamed of a white wedding dress, a fairy tale ball or being Mom to a herd of tow-headed children. By the age of six I was designing secret gardens in shoe box dioramas; by twelve I was planting my own herb and flower gardens; by fourteen my room was so filled with houseplants my mother couldn’t get in the door! That passion continues to grow today. “

Continue Reading November 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm

A Woman of Vision in Rural North Dakota: Dr. Maggie

Dr. Maggie has been very successful, doing good works. And as she will tell you, even though she was highly motivated from an early age, it wasn’t always easy! Here is her story:

“By the time I was 16, I knew I wanted to be a Chiropractor. Two weeks after graduation, plans were already underway for opening my practice. It took one month to get everything ready, and once we opened the doors I watched my work slowly grow. Although I loved what I was doing, it felt like a struggle. I couldn’t see how to be the Doctor and the Owner at the same time.”

Continue Reading July 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Is Your Business in “Management By Crisis”?

If you recognize your business in the foregoing, you may be comforted by the fact that this is the default operating procedure for many companies. Too many companies. And it’s not because they are “bad” – it’s just that most businesses lack information on how to be proactive. However this is not where you your business to live, because –

P.S. crisis is expensive.

Continue Reading June 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

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