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Here We Go Again

As leaders, or those being led, you know how it feels when a topic comes up for discussion a second or third time. If the topic is near and dear to you, you are grateful for the persistence. However, if you are tired of what feels like unproductive rehashing, you are likely thinking, “Here we […]

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What Do I Want to Be (Like) When I Grow Up?

Mar 20, 2015 By (Bio) No Comments

We often ask children: What do you want to be when you grow up? Their answers can range from fireman to nurse, from teacher to pilot or even to trash collector (depending on the child’s fascination at the time.) Less frequently, we ask an even more important question….of children and of ourselves: What do you […]

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Simple Abundance

One of my favorite books is Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.   What a powerful title.  I live in such abundance.  Keeping anything simple is my real challenge. Take my closet for instance.  Every season I say I will clean out old clothes.  And, every season I add to the closet at least twice as […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Likeability

We invite you to view our first video blog. In this edition we introduce the leadership characteristic, likability. Is it important for a leader to be likeable? As leaders, are there things we can do to become more likeable? We welcome your thoughts on our new format, and invite you to tell us, “What have […]

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The Power of Being Present

Some weeks ago, I met with a friend who lost his young adult son to cancer. In reflecting on his son’s passing and memorial services, the friend shared how important it was at that time for his friends just to be present, express their care, and hold memories of the loved one together with the […]

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Developing Leaders

Good leaders know that they can’t do the job alone. So empowering others to lead is a major responsibility of a leader. How do leaders empower others to lead? Recently I read a book entitled Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge, edited by James Kouzes & Barry Posner. The authors suggest the following ways of […]

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Finding the Unexpected

January 5, 2015 Finding the Unexpected by Craig Schloneger For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given… Every year my extended family puts forth much effort to get together for the holidays. I have two brothers that live in Indiana, and my parents live in Ohio. So no matter how […]

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Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking

Dec 19, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments

December 19, 2014 Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking by Jerry Murray Almost twenty years ago in Baltimore, Kim and I spent our first Christmas together as a married couple.  I worked at a public accounting firm; Kim was a physical therapist at an inner city rehabilitation hospital.  She loved her […]

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Leadership Takes Courage

Dec 05, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments
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December 5, 2014 Leadership Takes Courage by Dennis Clemmer In October I took part in my high school’s 50th class reunion. I wasn’t sure what to expect and even had some troubling dreams prior to the event. My dreams were not realized, however, and the event was a huge success. All because of courage. Between […]

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It’s on Us!

November 20, 2014 It’s on Us! by Gina Breslin In my role at North Group, I get the privilege of walking alongside many rock solid leaders and hiring managers as they search for ideal candidates to fill a need within their organization. We work together to find an individual with not only the necessary skills […]

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