Leadership

Video Blog: Thinking About… Energy & Objectivity

Roger North and Craig Schloneger, Partners at North Group Consultants, discuss the ways they bring energy & objectivity to an organization when they are functioning as an interim executive within a company. As a leader, how do you generate energy and continue to bring a fresh perspective to your organization every day? We also invite […]

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The Well-Rounded Myth

It’s playoff season for the NFL and yet again the beloved Philadelphia Eagles are watching from the sidelines—sorry Philly fans! My 10-year-old son, Patrick, is a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan and fortunately for him, they historically fare a bit better in postseason play. One of Patrick’s favorite players is Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. When we […]

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On Vulnerability

I don’t like feeling vulnerable or making mistakes. Possible failure makes me anxious. Yet I have noticed how resistance to vulnerability hinders creativity and hampers building relationships. Brene Brown, who has authored numerous books on vulnerability and imperfection, defines vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” On a recent trip to Italy, I took a […]

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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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Gratitude, A Life Changing Attitude

Next week is Thanksgiving. It’s a day for families to gather, often overeat, and sometimes watch football. Isn’t it interesting that the first three things I think of have nothing to do with being thankful! Gratitude can change your world. Have you ever met people who seem to have no apparent reason to be thankful, […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Energy

North Group Consultants’ Founder & President, Roger North, explores the topic of energy… As leaders, how do we protect, preserve and create the energy we need to lead well? We also invite you to tell us, “What have you been thinking about?”

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How Long Is Your List?

We live in an age of lists. We have our “to do” lists, and more recently it has become fashionable to accomplish items on a “bucket list.” But there is one list that is rarely discussed—the list of issues we find most difficult, or even impossible, to talk about. Yet that list is perhaps the […]

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Shoulder Tapping

Sep 21, 2015 By (Bio) One Comment

I recently read the book, “My Calling to Fulfill,” by John E. Sharp. The book is about Orie O. Miller who led Mennonite work in education, mission, peacemaking, and mental health. He developed most of the major Mennonite agencies that exist today, including Mennonite Central Committee, Eastern Mennonite Missions, and Goshen College. Miller had many […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Intentions vs. Behaviors

Roger North, President of North Group Consultants, and Partner, Daryl Leisey discuss the relationship between the intentions of leaders and their actual behaviors. Is it helpful to let others know our intentions? How closely do your behaviors align with your intentions? We also invite you to tell us, “What have you been thinking about?”

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Subtle Erosion

I’m sure I enjoy Annapolis, Maryland, more than the average visitor. I grew up just outside Annapolis and hold many positive memories. I’ve grown to admire and enjoy the colonial architecture, town history, waterfront and fresh seafood restaurants. I was breathing it all in on a recent visit. Annapolis looked and felt better than ever. […]

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