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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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Encouragement

Oct 20, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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October 20, 2011 Encouragement by Gerald Meck Recently I was working at my desk preparing for a board meeting when one of the members came into my office, and began to talk to me. My first reaction was that I did not have the time to talk. Why was he disturbing me as I prepared for […]

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It’s All About Integrity

Oct 05, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments
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October 5, 2011 It’s All About Integrity by Dennis Clemmer Had a chance meeting with a friend recently at a social gathering, and as we were about to part he stated, “Great seeing you.  Let’s do lunch sometime.  I’ll give you a call.” Sad to say but I doubt that I will get this call […]

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On Listening

Sep 20, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

September 20, 2011 On Listening by Sheryl Eberly I can be a terrible listener, and I’m trying to understand why.  I’ve discovered one thing that contributes to my challenge is there are often two voices contributing at once to conversations. The first voice belongs to the person who is speaking to me; the second is my […]

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Amazing Grace

Sep 06, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

September 6, 2011 Amazing Grace by Jerry Murray It had been hours since we beached the raft that carried our family down eight miles of rapids on the Lehigh River.  We were tired, cold and extremely HUNGRY.  We eagerly awaited our favorite pizza and it was almost here.  Each family member had already commented how […]

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Relationship Checkpoints

Aug 15, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

August 20, 2011 Relationship Checkpoints by Joanne Ladley Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships. What role do I play in creating the quality of the relationships I enjoy and treasure? And, is that role any different in the relationships that aren’t quite so easily enjoyed? Why are some relationships so frustrating and others […]

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