We all know the fundamentals of strong, healthy relationships, don’t we? Asking good questions, listening well, investing in transparency and trust, there is really no mystery. So why do we get so easily sidetracked by our own personal history, baggage and perspectives? I was recently part of a group discussion that revealed a clear lack […]
I recently had the privilege of facilitating a conference for family business owners from the United States and Canada. Most of the attendees desired to transition the leadership and ownership of their business to next generation family members. Yet most of them acknowledged that they are “stuck” – even paralyzed – in developing and implementing […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants challenges leaders to prepare both their organization and themselves for the next season of leadership and life. What steps are you taking to finish well and set yourself and your organization up for success in the next season?
One of the realities of the nonprofit world (and business in general) is that, at some point, all leaders will leave their organization. With the average tenure of a nonprofit leader being just three years, this issue is unavoidable. In some instances, this will be a known change with time to carefully develop and carry […]
Many people all over the world take the dawn of a new year to start fresh. Goals are written, resolutions are declared, and hope is born. Gyms are full. Healthy food flies off the shelves. Books are purchased and stacked by our beds. Enthusiastically, we dash into January, pumped up by the promise of […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants describes the process of preparing for leadership transitions and the role of the leader in transition. How have you started preparing yourself and your organization for your next leadership transition?
One of the most important gifts we can give to our family, friends, co-workers and ourselves is to be a person of character. David Brooks, in his book The Road to Character, examines the lives of a diverse set of people who have exemplified a life of character. Brooks identifies a pattern that recurs in each of […]
I am a numbers guy. I don’t know why – it’s just how I think. Numbers measure stuff and help simplify things for me. Sometimes I am fascinated with how broadly numerical metrics can be applied to explain life truths. One of those times was a few years ago when I was reading Stand Against […]
Roger North and Dennis Clemmer of North Group Consultants discuss the importance of properly preparing for leadership transitions. What is your organization doing to prepare for an upcoming leadership transition? How are you developing the future leaders within your organization so leadership responsibilities can be transferred with confidence?
He nailed it! In a recent discussion with a client, I asked an important question, “How do you inspire others?” I was prepared to hear the responses I’ve heard so many times – “Get to know your employees, listen to them, show them appreciation, ask their opinion, be upbeat and engaging…” While these are all […]