Jerry Murray

The North Group Podcast – Brought to Light: Slow and Steady Wins the Race (Ep. 8)

Slow and steady wins the race. As a leader, you may aspire to bring a steady presence to your business, but should those who want to succeed move slowly? Roger North and Jerry Murray discuss how to balance the tension between speed and steadiness. Additionally, they consider how to sustainably accelerate growth toward your highest potential.

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Assessing Your Location on The Pathway To Success

When describing his NY Times bestselling book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell once said “The biggest misconception about success is that we do it solely on our smarts, ambition, hustle and hard work. There’s an awful lot more that goes into it than we admit.”  Gladwell’s book was a bestseller for a reason.  Through interviews, research and a […]

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Competitive Advantage

Dec 16, 2019 By (Bio) No Comments

I wouldn’t consider myself a foodie, but I do have a few fairly strong eating preferences. I have grown to prefer bold flavors over comfort food, particularly at dinner time. Bring on foods enhanced by seasonings and sauces. In fact, I’m a huge sauce fan – a rich tomato, a sinus clearing horseradish cocktail sauce, […]

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What do we do?

Apr 15, 2019 By (Bio) No Comments

A business owner friend of mine recently described his company’s success operating in a niche area of construction. As he explained not only the services his team provides, but the expertise of each team member, I could not help but wonder why he didn’t mobilize his team for broader purposes. They clearly have wide-ranging skillsets […]

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Private Company Transactions

Dec 17, 2018 By (Bio) No Comments

Recently, I met with an owner / leader of a multi-generation family business that has been around for decades. It is well run and well known in the community. As this leader approaches retirement and considers the future of his business, he does so with a grateful spirit and with great care for both his […]

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Excellence Doesn’t Come Easy

Jul 20, 2017 By (Bio) 3 Comments

Last week my family attended a classical music concert together – not a typical Saturday for the Murrays. Several pieces were memorable; one is still impacting me. The conductor gently raised his hands and a young lady with blonde hair stepped down from the second row of risers. As she approached the microphone stand beside […]

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I am a numbers guy.  I don’t know why – it’s just how I think.  Numbers measure stuff and help simplify things for me.  Sometimes I am fascinated with how broadly numerical metrics can be applied to explain life truths.  One of those times was a few years ago when I was reading Stand Against […]

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Handing Over The Controls

My wife, Kim, and I have been setting Murray family records for hours spent on the road, largely as taxi service to our four kids who are all involved in activities away from home. A few months ago, I circled February 1, 2016, on the calendar. We celebrate our oldest daughter’s birthday every year, but […]

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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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Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking

Dec 19, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments

December 19, 2014 Why It’s More Blessed to be Generous than Good Looking by Jerry Murray Almost twenty years ago in Baltimore, Kim and I spent our first Christmas together as a married couple.  I worked at a public accounting firm; Kim was a physical therapist at an inner city rehabilitation hospital.  She loved her […]

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