Leadership

Leadership Barriers

While I’d like to think I am secure in who I am, confident in what I can do, and convinced of where I’m supposed to be in life, I must admit I sometimes let barriers stand in the way of my leadership abilities. Jenni Catron, in her book, Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence, […]

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On Listening

Author and Professor David W. Augsburger says, “Being heard is so close to being loved, that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” Recently I had a difficult conversation with another person. I wanted to listen, to care and to respond in ways that were helpful to both of us. Yet, as I experienced […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Patterns & Routines

In this short video North Group Consultants’ president and founder, Roger North, along with partner and senior consultant, Brian Black, discuss how the patterns and routines of a leader can impact an organization. What patterns should you be continuing? What routines should you be changing?  We also invite you to tell us, “What have you been […]

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Here We Go Again

As leaders, or those being led, you know how it feels when a topic comes up for discussion a second or third time. If the topic is near and dear to you, you are grateful for the persistence. However, if you are tired of what feels like unproductive rehashing, you are likely thinking, “Here we […]

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Simple Abundance

One of my favorite books is Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.   What a powerful title.  I live in such abundance.  Keeping anything simple is my real challenge. Take my closet for instance.  Every season I say I will clean out old clothes.  And, every season I add to the closet at least twice as […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Likeability

We invite you to view our first video blog. In this edition we introduce the leadership characteristic, likability. Is it important for a leader to be likeable? As leaders, are there things we can do to become more likeable? We welcome your thoughts on our new format, and invite you to tell us, “What have […]

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The Power of Being Present

Some weeks ago, I met with a friend who lost his young adult son to cancer. In reflecting on his son’s passing and memorial services, the friend shared how important it was at that time for his friends just to be present, express their care, and hold memories of the loved one together with the […]

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Developing Leaders

Good leaders know that they can’t do the job alone. So empowering others to lead is a major responsibility of a leader. How do leaders empower others to lead? Recently I read a book entitled Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge, edited by James Kouzes & Barry Posner. The authors suggest the following ways of […]

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Leadership Takes Courage

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December 5, 2014 Leadership Takes Courage by Dennis Clemmer In October I took part in my high school’s 50th class reunion. I wasn’t sure what to expect and even had some troubling dreams prior to the event. My dreams were not realized, however, and the event was a huge success. All because of courage. Between […]

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It’s on Us!

November 20, 2014 It’s on Us! by Gina Breslin In my role at North Group, I get the privilege of walking alongside many rock solid leaders and hiring managers as they search for ideal candidates to fill a need within their organization. We work together to find an individual with not only the necessary skills […]

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