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Vision & Accountability

Mar 20, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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March 20, 2012 Vision & Accountability by Joanne Ladley We all know about the power of a vision.  If you don’t know where you’re going, how are you going to get there?  Articulating your direction, knowing who you are – it’s all fundamental to sustaining a successful business. Let me add one more piece to […]

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Fond Memories of Super Balls and Pigeons

Mar 05, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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March 5, 2012 Fond Memories of Super Balls and Pigeons by Daryl Leisey A number of years ago…actually, many years ago….I attended a high school that had an historically good boys basketball team. While I never played, I enjoyed the excitement and passion that fans often brought to the games (especially toward our cross-town arch […]

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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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It’s All About Adaptability

Feb 06, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments
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February 6, 2012 It’s All About Integrity by Gerald Meck I recently read an article entitled “The Future of Business is Pure Chaos. Here’s how you can survive – and perhaps even thrive” by Robert Safian in the January 2012 issue of Fast Company.   This article stimulated my thinking about what kind of leadership is […]

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What’s the Big Deal about Culture?

Jan 22, 2012 By (Bio) One Comment
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January 22, 2012 What’s the Big Deal about Culture? by Dennis Clemmer At times you undoubtedly get tired of hearing us pound away at this organizational culture stuff. There are times when I, too, think maybe we overdo it. About the time I begin to think that, a story or two emerges that makes me […]

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Feedback to Move Forward

Jan 05, 2012 By (Bio) One Comment

January 5, 2012 Feedback to Move Forward by Sheryl Eberly Our family is gathered around the holiday table, college kids enjoying home-cooked goodness. The mood is light. I decide to toss out a question: Hey kids, what should my New Year’s resolutions be this year? This is a different approach for me. Typically I come […]

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Timeless Truths

Dec 20, 2011 By (Bio) One Comment

December 20, 2011 Timeless Truths by Jerry Murray One of our stated beliefs at North Group is that “there are very few shortcuts to personal development and organizational growth.”  Personal development doesn’t happen in a microwave oven.  It’s slow roasted with great care and intentionality.  The concept is simple, but not easy.  It’s simple, because […]

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Are You Sure You Know the Whole Story?

Dec 05, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

December 5, 2011 Are You Sure You Know the Whole Story? by Joanne Ladley As a consultant with the North Group I get to facilitate a number of peer groups. Establishing ground rules is always part of the first meeting’s agenda and “no judgments” is always one of our ground rules. Judgment makes it so easy […]

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…thank you for choosing to fly Southwest.

Nov 18, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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November 18, 2011 …thank you for choosing to fly Southwest. by Daryl Leisey A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to take a flight to visit our children who attend college in western Tennessee. After researching all the options, we decided on a flight offered by Southwest Airlines. I know there […]

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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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