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Our blog is an additional avenue through which we share relevant, timeless principles and life-changing values. Among other topics, we discuss individual and organizational self-awareness, healthy organizational culture, and transitioning well.

Continue reading For a Special & Unique Purpose For a Special & Unique Purpose
For a Special & Unique Purpose
What do you believe? What drives your behavior? At North Group, we have captured our beliefs in a series of statements that are foundational to how we serve each other and our clients. [spacer heig...
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Continue reading The Power of Reflection and Celebration Watch with lights in background
The Power of Reflection and Celebration
As with most individuals, families and organizations, navigating the challenges of 2020 made for a bumpy and unpredictable ride for all of us at North Group.  Our team recently reflected upon, and yes...
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Continue reading The Power of a “Go Forward” Plan Construction worker building a foundation
The Power of a “Go Forward” Plan
Author C.S. Lewis rightly observed that, “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”  This principle is no less true for our teams and organizations.  How can our organi...
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Continue reading Instant Insight: Knowing Who You Are Instant Insight: Knowing Who You Are
Instant Insight: Knowing Who You Are
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Continue reading Make Your Meetings Count Make Your Meetings Count
Make Your Meetings Count
“We already have too many meetings around here and they are a waste of my time.” This was the proclamation of one member of a newly formed leadership team as he entered the room just before the sta...
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Continue reading The Three Pillars of Succession Planning The Three Pillars of Succession Planning
The Three Pillars of Succession Planning
In his recent blog, my partner, Roger North, shared about our three-year journey of developing and executing an ownership succession plan for North Group. He aptly noted that this process “took time, ...
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Continue reading Somebody Knows Somebody Knows
Somebody Knows
I recently had the privilege of facilitating a conference for family business owners from the United States and Canada.  Most of the attendees desired to transition the leadership and ownership of the...
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Continue reading Four Questions Leaders Ask Four Questions Leaders Ask
Four Questions Leaders Ask
One leadership team I have the privilege of working with routinely asks each other and members of their teams the following four questions: How are you doing? I recently heard two managers descri...
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Continue reading How Long Is Your List? How Long Is Your List?
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 is...
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