Personal Development

Are You Building Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

I recently attended the funeral of a close relative where the pastor asked, “Are you building your resume or your eulogy?” As I reflected on those thoughts, my mind turned to the leadership journey we all are traveling as we define the “dash” on our tombstone—the time between birth and death. A resume is all […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Energy

North Group Consultants’ Founder & President, Roger North, explores the topic of energy… As leaders, how do we protect, preserve and create the energy we need to lead well? We also invite you to tell us, “What have you been thinking about?”

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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 issues we find most difficult, or even impossible, to talk about. Yet that list is perhaps the […]

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Don’t Throw Your Anchor Inside Your Own Boat

Sep 08, 2015 By (Bio) No Comments

Recently our daughter shared a sketch she created on social media. It included the words, “Don’t throw your anchor inside your own boat.” Seeing her sketch caused me to think about a recent conversation I had with a friend. As we met for coffee my friend shared that his “bucket” was almost empty; he was […]

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Video Blog: Thinking About… Intentions vs. Behaviors

Roger North, President of North Group Consultants, and Partner, Daryl Leisey discuss the relationship between the intentions of leaders and their actual behaviors. Is it helpful to let others know our intentions? How closely do your behaviors align with your intentions? We also invite you to tell us, “What have you been thinking about?”

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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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Can You Take Constructive Feedback?

Prior to the Masters Golf Tournament an unscientific poll was taken that found Bubba Watson to be the PGA Tour golfer that other pros would be least likely to help in a parking lot fight. The poll was attempting to identify the least-liked male professional golfer. When Bubba was asked what he thought of the […]

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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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Tribute to a Life Well Lived

May 20, 2015 By (Bio) 2 Comments

We lost a family member recently. Laurie Black, the much loved wife of our partner, Brian Black, died on May 5 following an exemplary and courageous 4 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 54 years old. Laurie was only “officially” a member of the North Group family for 16 months. (Brian joined us […]

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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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