Culture

The Remote Work Revolution – Can Culture Eat Strategy for Lunch from Home?

Jul 20, 2021 By (Bio) No Comments
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Like me, I suspect you learned some new techniques during the required office shutdowns in 2020 (Zoom, Teams, Google Meet and all that). You may have learned to like some aspects of “working from home” or what we now seem to be referring to as “remote work.” No need to commute, no need to “dress […]

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The Power of Reflection and Celebration

Dec 29, 2020 By (Bio) One Comment

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, celebrated, 2020 and all that it held for our team and for our clients. Some of the “highlights” we noted for 2020 […]

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The North Group Podcast – Brought to Light: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff (Ep. 6)

Aug 11, 2020 By (Bio) No Comments

Don’t sweat the small stuff! In your opinion, what counts as the “small stuff”? We’ve seen this phrase used to assure others that we’ve handled all the details. On the other hand, we’ve seen it used to dismiss things that should hold more value! In Episode 6, Roger and Brian discuss how identifying the “small […]

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Hope Has Homework

Hope is the vision for a better future. It is central to a belief that our families and businesses can be healthier, that our lives can be more fulfilled, that there is a more engaging and satisfying future than anything we have experienced to date. After all, hope is the essential ingredient that drives our […]

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Video Blog – Sustaining Competitive Advantage: Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Jul 01, 2019 By (Bio) No Comments
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Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz is a local accounting firm that has gone beyond the numbers to develop a culture that also prioritizes internal and external relationships. Join us as we interview Ken Wolfe, Managing Principal and President of Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, to learn more about their unique competitive advantage philosophy! 

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The Importance of Culture

Jan 21, 2019 By (Bio) No Comments
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There are few things more amazing than watching a well-orchestrated team working together – no matter the sport, business, or organization. For several years, I coached high school soccer and worked alongside some excellent coaches. While we taught skills, fitness, tactics, and strategy, one of these coaches pointed out the enduring factor in winning soccer […]

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Embrace your Customers

Apr 05, 2016 By (Bio) No Comments
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At our house, contacting an electric, internet, cellular or satellite TV provider for service is something both Ann and I dread.  Too often we spend an excessive amount of time on hold, interact with a customer service representative who is bound by a script, feel as if our problems have not been heard, and finish […]

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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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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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