Balanced Living

The Power of Pause

  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 […]

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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 […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Self Care for Leaders

Craig Schloneger, Partner and Senior Consultant with North Group Consultants, joins Roger North in discussing the importance of taking care of ourselves as leaders and the direct relationship self-care has with our ability to better serve others? We also invite you to tell us, “What have you been thinking about?”  

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Are You Building Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

I recently attended the funeral of a close relative where the pastor asked, “Are you building your resume or your eulogy?” As I reflected on those thoughts, my mind turned to the leadership journey we all are traveling as we define the “dash” on our tombstone—the time between birth and death. A resume is all […]

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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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What’s on Your List?

March 20, 2014 What’s on Your List by Lynette Meck Several years ago at this time of the year I had just returned from a three day retreat in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts.  I needed this retreat away from work and other commitments.  The “to do” lists and “shoulds” were overtaking me.  […]

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Intentions, Resolutions & Commitments

February 5, 2014 Intentions, Resolutions & Commitments by Joanne Ladley Did you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, have you broken them yet? I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I’ve never stuck to them. Too often, resolutions were statements I made off the cuff with very little real intention […]

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There Are No Shortcuts

June 5, 2013 There Are No Shortcuts by Craig Schloneger I don’t usually do the shopping in our household.  I’m not very good at it and find it somewhat of a nuisance.  But when I do go shopping, I know exactly what I’m looking for, am quick in making a decision and don’t get pulled […]

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A Family Plan

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February 5, 2013 A Family Plan by Craig Schloneger Several weeks ago we said goodbye to our two oldest children as they headed back for their spring semester of college.  It seems strange for me to be at this stage of life where our children come home for a ‘visit’ before going back to their […]

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Be Still…

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December 5, 2012 Be Still… by Joanne Ladley Be still and know that I am God has always been one of my favorite Bible verses.  And in this ridiculously hectic season of shopping, decorating, family gatherings, music concerts and busy times at my retail place of business, it has become my mantra.  Normally I thrive […]

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