Team Building

Here We Go Again

As leaders, or those being led, you know how it feels when a topic comes up for discussion a second or third time. If the topic is near and dear to you, you are grateful for the persistence. However, if you are tired of what feels like unproductive rehashing, you are likely thinking, “Here we […]

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The Power of Being Present

Some weeks ago, I met with a friend who lost his young adult son to cancer. In reflecting on his son’s passing and memorial services, the friend shared how important it was at that time for his friends just to be present, express their care, and hold memories of the loved one together with the […]

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Developing Leaders

Good leaders know that they can’t do the job alone. So empowering others to lead is a major responsibility of a leader. How do leaders empower others to lead? Recently I read a book entitled Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge, edited by James Kouzes & Barry Posner. The authors suggest the following ways of […]

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not

October 6, 2014 Loves Me, Loves Me Not, by Dave Thompson I still remember elementary school and the field daisy I gave to a classmate as a sign of friendship. She promptly began pulling the petals off with the well-known chant, “He loves me; he loves me not.” Over and over she continued until to […]

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Tapping Into Your Team’s Strengths

Jul 21, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments

July 21, 2014 Tapping Into Your Team’s Strengths by Roger Garber Just over two years ago, I left the family business that I’d been involved in for 30 years.  It was a privilege to partner with my father, brother and nephew in business.  As a large, closely-knit family, we worked together and played together. However, […]

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Language Matters

Aug 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

August 5, 2013 Language Matters by Joanne Ladley According to Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, the Korean government stepped in to improve the safety ratings of their national airline. The first thing the government did was to declare that the language of the cockpit was English. Pilots needed to understand and be confident in […]

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Recognize the Gifts of your Team Members

Jan 21, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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January 21, 2013 Recognize the Gifts of your Team Members by Jerry Murray The other day, I attended a local baseball clinic with my 8 year old son Jared.  Like me, Jared loves baseball.  He could play every day of the week. As a couple dozen kids lined up to start throwing, one particular kid […]

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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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Team Victories are More Fun

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September 20, 2012 Team Victories are More Fun by Jerry Murray My friend Dave is probably the best project manager that I’ve ever had the privilege to work with.  He’s not just operationally strong, he’s also fearless and direct in his approach to communications.  He’s willing to address almost anything and he receives direct feedback […]

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Power Packs Project – the New Summer Program

April 20, 2012 Power Packs Project – the New Summer Program by Sheryl Eberly In celebration of North Group’s 15th Anniversary we’re supporting Power Packs Project. This community organization provides food-insecure families with weekend food and education on how to cook low-cost healthy meals. Each Thursday, Lancaster County kids take home from school a simple […]

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