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 […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants stresses the importance of self care for leaders in four key areas – physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual. What steps are you taking to care for yourself so you can better care for those around you?
There is a great quote from John Maxwell that states, “Experience is not the best teacher… EVALUATED experience is the best teacher.” Or, as I heard a speaker say one time, “Experience makes us older, evaluated experience makes us wiser.” As people, we are often changing or modifying our thinking, behaviors and habits – and […]
Have you ever stopped to reflect on the “good ole’ days” where: The only thing you could do in your car was listen to the radio, mentally plan, converse with a passenger, or take in the scenery? Returning to the office often meant a pile of pink message slips awaiting your response and more telephone […]
Have you noticed how people are creating their own job titles these days? There are Chief Creative Officers, Chief Mission Officers and the more traditional Marketing Managers and Directors of Human Resources. What’s in a name? Or, for that matter, what’s in a title? Are you a manager of your company? Or, are you a […]
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 […]
We’ve entered a season where everyone can have a (public) voice. It is an interesting time in that the mass of communication – intended to inform – has largely deadened and desensitized us. Messages that once stirred us to action are now scrolled past, muted, and turned off. So what do we do if we […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants describes the principal elements of trust – a foundational centerpiece of Servant Leadership. What character traits do you admire in those you consider to be trustworthy? What steps are you taking to gain the trust of others?
Community involvement. Empowerment. Making a difference. These words and phrases have become driving buzzwords in today’s marketplace. As awareness about local and global social issues continues to grow, many consumers are choosing to do business with organizations that align with their personal values and make an impact in the broader community. This shift in expectations […]