Leadership Development

Infinite Hope

| by Jeff Hensley

This week we have been remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In February 1968, just two months before he would be assassinated, he gave an address in Washington, DC, where he spoke these profound words: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose inf…

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Atomic Habits

| by Samantha Wright

And just like that we are two weeks into 2022! The two-week mark is usually where I check in with myself to see if my habits that are supporting my New Year goals are sticking. With all the excitement and transition that come with starting a new job, I’ve de-prioritized the need to set…

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We Made It!

| by Bert Armstrong

With 2021 behind us, the Armstrong McGuire team sends warm wishes for a wonderful 2022! As is our custom, we're reflecting on our learnings and thoughts through this recap of Armstrong McGuire blog posts over the last twelve months. Welcome Hope Corporate America is Shifting …

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He’s Making a List, Checking It Twice

| by Nevin Daryani

There are a lot of debates about when it is acceptable to begin playing Christmas songs. Am I right? I have certainly been around some heated conversations about this subject. After discussing this topic with my household, we have a family agreement that there will be no Christmas music unti…

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More Than a Bonfire and S’mores

| by April Anthony

This past weekend we gathered our neighbors and roasted s’mores over a bonfire. We met some new neighbors and got to know old neighbors better. Conversations arose naturally about ideas for neighborhood improvements, safety, and future gatherings. New neighbors were asked for their tho…

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Not That Special

| by Mendi Nieters

I think I might have stepped out of line a bit lately. In our role as strategic advisors with Armstrong McGuire, we get the honor of partnering with a variety of nonprofits, staff, board members, and volunteers as they navigate change, set vision, or strive to build capacity. Sometimes they…

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The Courage Zone

| by Margaret Brunson

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Roy T. Bennett  Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been shoved out of our comfort zones by rapid change.  We’re living and working through some of the most difficult times of our lives. Not only are…

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A Snapshot in Time

| by Beth Briggs

I love hiking in Umstead State Park early in the morning. Trees shade the path, and the recent rains turn the leaves and undergrowth a deep green. Woodpeckers drum in the distance, birds sing, and squirrels scurry among the branches. The trail I follow winds along a gurgling creek and a slig…

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