A business owner friend of mine recently described his company’s success operating in a niche area of construction. As he explained not only the services his team provides, but the expertise of each team member, I could not help but wonder why he didn’t mobilize his team for broader purposes. They clearly have wide-ranging skillsets […]
I distinctly remember entering my daughter’s first grade classroom many years ago. Prominently displayed on posters around the room were “classroom rules.” When I inquired about their origin, the teacher informed me that on the first day of school she conducted a “class meeting.” The class was asked to decide what rules should apply given […]
MERSEN is one of the top graphite machining facilities in the nation. While highly profitable, MERSEN focuses first on their mission “to improve people’s lives.” Join us as we interview long-time friend and client, Mitch Taylor, General Manager of MERSEN.
The “terrible twos” – it’s the infamous age where children become tenacious in exploring their independence, discover there is a reason for everything, and become quite famous for relentlessly asking, “Why?” However, as evidenced by the countless number of books, the topic of “why” has continuing significance today… even in business. Bestselling authors, Jim Collins, […]
Competitive advantage. It’s an integral component of any business’ success! In 2019, we look forward to interviewing a variety of business leaders to learn how their organizations are sustaining competitive advantage. Today, we have the privilege of learning from Gina Breslin and Dan Burkholder, Consultants at North Group.
“Leonardo da Vinci, the defining Renaissance man…, believed that in order to fully understand something one needed to view it from at least three different perspectives.” – Frans Johansson, The Medici Effect We are excited to introduce the latest service from North Group Consultants – Emerging Teams! Emerging Teams is a service specifically geared toward developing your […]
Effective communication, organizational health, structure and process, healthy meeting rhythms – these are just some of the crucial skills and concepts embodied by successful leaders. Join Roger North and Dan Burkholder as they explain North Group’s newest initiative – Emerging Teams – and how this program can play a prominent role in developing your next […]
“It’s lonely at the top.” I have heard this phrase used numerous times to describe what leaders may experience as they sit in a leadership role atop an organization. As leaders, it is crucial to have someone to interact with who can provide encouragement, direction and accountability. At North Group, our approach to leadership coaching […]
“The First Friend is the alter ego, the man who first reveals to you that you are not alone in the world… but the Second Friend is the man who disagrees with you about everything. He is not so much the alter ego as the antiself. Of course he shares your interests; otherwise he would […]
“We already have too many meetings around here and they are a waste of my time.” This was the proclamation of one member of a newly formed leadership team as he entered the room just before the start of our first meeting. From the expressions and body language of those already around the table, it […]