Leadership

Mirror, Mirror…

March 5, 2013 Mirror, Mirror… by Roger North Have you ever thought about how many times you look into a mirror in the course of the day? Mirrors seem to be everywhere. When did we decide that every sink should be accompanied by a mirror? Unfortunately, looking into a mirror is not always encouraging for […]

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Leaving a Legacy

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October 19, 2012 Leaving a Legacy by Gerald Meck “Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparation should we be making now? The greatest […]

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When It’s All Uphill

August 20, 2012 When It’s All Uphill by Sheryl Eberly I pulled a muscle recently and am dealing with nagging pain as I wait for the specialists to figure out what the solution is. Pain brings limits, and I’ve begun to get annoyed with the limits. I’ve also had to reflect on how unattractive and […]

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Governance as Leadership

June 20, 2012 Governance as Leadership by Gerald Meck During my 40 years of nonprofit executive leadership, and more recently as a consultant, I’ve been reminded of the critical role of the board of directors in the operation of an organization. Recently I was reading a book entitled Governance as Leadership by Richard Chait which […]

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The Power of Trust

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June 4, 2012 The Power of Trust by Craig Schloneger When you experience a transition in life, you realize the importance of past relationships and how they have influenced and shaped your professional and personal life. As many of you are aware, I have recently made a transition from CEO of Ten Thousand Villages to […]

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Leading Yourself First

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May 21, 2012 Leading Yourself First by Jerry Murray Ever felt inspired by the ambition and intentionality of well-known leaders? When I read A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I was struck by the great lengths to which Abraham Lincoln and the members of his cabinet went to be of use to society. […]

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Yes You Can

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 May 4, 2012 Yes You Can by Gina Breslin “Yes you can!” These were favorite words of my father throughout his life. More often than not, these words were followed by an incredulous, “Why couldn’t you?” Dad exemplified this can-do attitude continually, not only as an entrepreneur and a small business leader, but also in his personal […]

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Celebrating 15 Years – Partnering with a Powerful Project

April 5, 2012 Celebrating 15 Years – Partnering with a Powerful Project by Roger North with guest blogger Mara Creswell McGrann April 1st marked North Group’s 15th Anniversary. I don’t know where the years have gone, but I do know I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity our firm has had to serve our clients through […]

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Fond Memories of Super Balls and Pigeons

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March 5, 2012 Fond Memories of Super Balls and Pigeons by Daryl Leisey A number of years ago…actually, many years ago….I attended a high school that had an historically good boys basketball team. While I never played, I enjoyed the excitement and passion that fans often brought to the games (especially toward our cross-town arch […]

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It’s All About Adaptability

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February 6, 2012 It’s All About Integrity by Gerald Meck I recently read an article entitled “The Future of Business is Pure Chaos. Here’s how you can survive – and perhaps even thrive” by Robert Safian in the January 2012 issue of Fast Company.   This article stimulated my thinking about what kind of leadership is […]

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