Leadership can be hard to define, but it’s abundantly clear whether or not it exists in an organization. A strong leader is the very heart of a healthy organization. He / she drives the culture, which influences the behavior of employees and drives the performance results that lead to a successful endeavor. They are in […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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?
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 […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants emphasizes the importance of intellectual self care. As leaders, we need to actively cultivate the life of our minds which, in turn, can enhance our curiosity, creativity, and connection with others. What is your current state of intellectual self care? What new ideas might you try to cultivate your […]
“It’s 2017 for goodness sake!” This and other similar refrains have come to dot our relational and conversational landscapes. They are attempts to “nicely” enlighten their audience, informing them that the world has advanced while they – clearly – have not. Most often, these refrains occur on social media, behind the veil of anonymity and […]
Roger North and Gina Breslin of North Group Consultants emphasize the importance of physical self care for leaders. What steps are you taking to care for yourself physically so you can serve the people in your life well?
My professional career has taken me to many new places and unique work experiences. During these transitions, I love figuring out how things work and learning from the staff already in place. It requires me to rely on others to understand what is happening around me. I have discovered that peak awareness and learning takes […]
As athletes know, the right amount of stress or tension must be present for optimal performance. In the moment between the words “runners take your mark” and the starter’s gun, a sprinter must be appropriately focused and ready. Too much and they’ll jump the gun – a false start. Not enough and they’ll lose precious […]