In his recent blog, my partner, Roger North, shared about our three-year journey of developing and executing an ownership succession plan for North Group. He aptly noted that this process “took time, energy, and a few engaging disagreements.” Roger is right – it required time. Not just blocks of time here and there, but also “seasons […]
About 20 years ago, Michael Gerber wrote a landmark book entitled The E-myth. In this excellent book, he coined language that is now fairly common in business. He wrote about working “on the business” versus “in the business.” Like many business owners, I struggle with allocating appropriate time to “on the business” issues such as succession […]
Roger North and Brian Black of North Group Consultants discuss the importance of carving out time and space for both forward and backward spiritual reflection to re-energize and refocus for the responsibilities of leadership. How do you spiritually prepare yourself for leadership? What practices have you established to create adequate time for spiritual reflection?
I have a good friend who shares the adage “I’ve got your back” and lives it out as he helps others in their quest to be successful in their role. His message is always conveyed in a manner that encourages accountability, but also aids in the release of the pain of failure, the disappointment of […]
As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded of the many blessings and wonderful friendships afforded to us. We are grateful to you, our clients and friends. Please enjoy this special Thanksgiving greeting from your friends at North Group and Legacy Law. Happy Thanksgiving!
Roger North of North Group Consultants emphasizes the importance of intellectual self care. As leaders, we need to actively cultivate the life of our minds which, in turn, can enhance our curiosity, creativity, and connection with others. What is your current state of intellectual self care? What new ideas might you try to cultivate your […]
I could not be more pleased to introduce you to our new affiliate – Legacy Law. Legacy Law has been conceived to provide clients a high level comprehensive advisory approach in the specialized areas of: Business succession planning Estate planning Charitable giving For over 20 years, family business owners have trusted North Group to fulfill […]
In his book Margin, author Richard Swenson, M.D., talks about the need to protect and, where needed, expand our margins in life. Just as a printed page would be difficult, if not nearly impossible, to read without margins, our lives can become overloaded and ineffective without appropriate space “between our load and limits.” While there are […]
“It’s 2017 for goodness sake!” This and other similar refrains have come to dot our relational and conversational landscapes. They are attempts to “nicely” enlighten their audience, informing them that the world has advanced while they – clearly – have not. Most often, these refrains occur on social media, behind the veil of anonymity and […]
Roger North and Gina Breslin of North Group Consultants emphasize the importance of physical self care for leaders. What steps are you taking to care for yourself physically so you can serve the people in your life well?