Personal Development

Thank You

November 20, 2012 Thank You by Daryl Leisey With a background in human resources, I have been asked on numerous occasions about the types of recognition and reward programs I recommend to help boost morale and encourage greater productivity. Invariably, I ask how often they routinely say “thank you” to the individuals they want to […]

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Grouchy Old Men

Nov 05, 2012 By (Bio) No Comments

November 5, 2012 Grouchy Old Men by Roger North Just recently, I noticed that I have been willing to admit that I am getting older. Yes, I know it’s a biological fact. But for a long time, I just wasn’t willing to admit it! Naturally, I’ve begun to think about what getting older might mean […]

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October 5, 2012 Gratitude by Craig Schloneger Over the past two years, my wife Ann and I had been planning a trip to take our three children to visit Swaziland, Africa.  Swaziland holds a special place for us as we had lived there for three years while doing voluntary service with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).  […]

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Living a Life of Purpose

September 5, 2012 Living a Life of Purpose by Dennis Clemmer I thought I had chosen my theme for this blog until I picked up the Perspective section of the August 26 Sunday News. First, I read Joe Lapp’s article, “Living the Lessons of a Life Still Cherished.” The story is about Glen Lapp, Joe’s cousin, who […]

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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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Feedback to Move Forward

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January 5, 2012 Feedback to Move Forward by Sheryl Eberly Our family is gathered around the holiday table, college kids enjoying home-cooked goodness. The mood is light. I decide to toss out a question: Hey kids, what should my New Year’s resolutions be this year? This is a different approach for me. Typically I come […]

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Timeless Truths

Dec 20, 2011 By (Bio) One Comment

December 20, 2011 Timeless Truths by Jerry Murray One of our stated beliefs at North Group is that “there are very few shortcuts to personal development and organizational growth.”  Personal development doesn’t happen in a microwave oven.  It’s slow roasted with great care and intentionality.  The concept is simple, but not easy.  It’s simple, because […]

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Are You Sure You Know the Whole Story?

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December 5, 2011 Are You Sure You Know the Whole Story? by Joanne Ladley As a consultant with the North Group I get to facilitate a number of peer groups. Establishing ground rules is always part of the first meeting’s agenda and “no judgments” is always one of our ground rules. Judgment makes it so easy […]

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On Listening

Sep 20, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

September 20, 2011 On Listening by Sheryl Eberly I can be a terrible listener, and I’m trying to understand why.  I’ve discovered one thing that contributes to my challenge is there are often two voices contributing at once to conversations. The first voice belongs to the person who is speaking to me; the second is my […]

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Amazing Grace

Sep 06, 2011 By (Bio) No Comments

September 6, 2011 Amazing Grace by Jerry Murray It had been hours since we beached the raft that carried our family down eight miles of rapids on the Lehigh River.  We were tired, cold and extremely HUNGRY.  We eagerly awaited our favorite pizza and it was almost here.  Each family member had already commented how […]

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