Roger North

Growing Pains

Jan 06, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments
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January 6, 2014 Growing Pains by Roger North At a recent holiday gathering, my 15 year-old nephew wanted to stand back-to-back with me. He wanted to see how his recent growth spurt measured up to his tallest uncle. He seemed to be feeling pretty good about being within 3 inches of me. Justin has grown […]

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A Sticky Mess

Jul 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 5, 2013 A Sticky Mess by Roger North The blueberry pancake syrup was threatening to seep off the edge of the table onto my shorts. Carolyn and I were working feverishly to contain the spread of the gooey liquid. Having used up all of our napkins, we eventually got the attention of our half […]

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Mirror, Mirror…

March 5, 2013 Mirror, Mirror… by Roger North Have you ever thought about how many times you look into a mirror in the course of the day? Mirrors seem to be everywhere. When did we decide that every sink should be accompanied by a mirror? Unfortunately, looking into a mirror is not always encouraging for […]

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Grouchy Old Men

Nov 05, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments

November 5, 2012 Grouchy Old Men by Roger North Just recently, I noticed that I have been willing to admit that I am getting older. Yes, I know it’s a biological fact. But for a long time, I just wasn’t willing to admit it! Naturally, I’ve begun to think about what getting older might mean […]

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You Must be Busy!

Jul 05, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 5, 2012 You Must Be Busy by Roger North How ya doin? How are Carolyn and the kids? You must be terribly busy, aren’t you? These are the three most common questions I hear. I actually like the first two. The third? Not so much. Being “terribly busy” seems to be worn as a […]

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Celebrating 15 Years – Partnering with a Powerful Project

April 5, 2012 Celebrating 15 Years – Partnering with a Powerful Project by Roger North with guest blogger Mara Creswell McGrann April 1st marked North Group’s 15th Anniversary. I don’t know where the years have gone, but I do know I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity our firm has had to serve our clients through […]

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Culture Eats Strategy

Feb 20, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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February 20, 2012 Culture Eats Strategy by Roger North   Did you ever shop at Genuardi’s? A wonderful family owned supermarket chain, Genuardi’s was Wegmans before Wegmans. It was Whole Foods before Whole Foods. Whatever happened to Genuardi’s anyway? Founded in 1920 by Italian immigrants, Genuardi’s was in family hands for five decades. By 2000, […]

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Two Leaders – Two Outcomes

Nov 04, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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November 4, 2011 Two Leaders – Two Outcomes by Roger North How can two leaders doing virtually the same tasks get such vastly different organizational results? I’ve been thinking about that question as I’ve observed two leaders lately. There are many similarities. Both leaders work very hard. No questions about commitment or work ethic. Both […]

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The Weight of the Job

Jul 19, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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July 20, 2011 The Weight of the Job by Roger North Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a golfer now. Yeah, she’s a Stanford professor and a best selling author in waiting. But I am most interested in her conversion to golf. She has a history as an achiever, including as an accomplished pianist […]

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