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The Power of Assessment

Apr 20, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments
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Last fall, I was playing golf with a friend when I was reminded of an important leadership lesson – the power of assessment. I was getting ready to make a long fairway shot, a shot I had struggled with the whole round. Before I approached the ball, my friend casually said, “Josh, I’ve been watching […]

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Time for Reflection

Apr 05, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments
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“They can’t see the forest for the trees.” This oft-quoted expression is used to describe someone who seems to have lost something or is not able to see what would be obvious to others. Focusing on what is right in front of them has limited their ability to see the big picture. For some, they […]

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Video Blog – Introducing Legacy Law

Mar 20, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments
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Roger North introduces Tim Shawaryn of Legacy Law*, a North Group affiliated law firm. North Group is honored to partner with Legacy Law as we walk alongside clients who are developing their charitable giving plans, estate plans, and business succession plans. We would welcome the opportunity to introduce you to Legacy Law! *Although aligned in […]

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Picking Up the Torch with Humility & Gratefulness: How Next Generation Leaders Successfully Transition

The leaders of your organization have started thinking about the next generation of the company – and they approach you. With many ideas swirling through your mind, you leave with hopeful optimism. Though unsure of how it is going to be accomplished, you’re positive it will work. This thought will, of course, be short-lived as […]

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Planning for What’s Next

There is nothing more heartwarming than the story of a successful multi-generational family business. Carrying on the legacy of one’s parents, grandparents, or sometimes even great grandparents is an honor. I have had the privilege of being on both sides of this equation – the person learning and eventually taking over my mother’s role; and, […]

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Video Blog – Extending Our Mission

Feb 05, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments
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Roger North explains how North Group’s mission has been enhanced and expanded through the addition of Legacy Law, a North Group affiliated law firm. How are you continuing to refine and enhance the mission of your organization?

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The Three Pillars of Succession Planning

Jan 19, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments

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 […]

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On The Business

Jan 05, 2018 By (Bio) 2 Comments

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 […]

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Video Blog – Intentional Leadership: Self Care – Spiritual

Dec 20, 2017 By (Bio) One Comment

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?

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I’ve Got Your Back

Dec 05, 2017 By (Bio) No Comments
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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 […]

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