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Keeping Leaders on Track: Recognize the 3 Leadership Styles that Lead to Derailment

Virtual Event
Wednesday, February 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

As an experienced coach, you can likely recall the derailed leaders you’ve encountered over the course of their career. The stories are diverse, but they have one thing in common: they started out wanting to be good leaders. No one ascends to a leadership role hoping to fail; everyone thinks that their tactics, no matter how misguided or misaligned with the organization culture, are providing value. So how do so many leaders get so far off the track without someone recognizing the problem and resetting the course?

If you are focused on the right behavioral queues, you can spot derailing leaders before his or her colleagues do – and long before the leaders themselves.

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In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn to recognize three of most common profiles of derailing leaders, derived from decades of MRG research on leaders across North America:

  • My Way or the Highway: recognize when a proactive, take-charge starts to put his or her own needs above the team’s
  • It’s All About the Rules: spot the turning point when an effective team player becomes overly reliant on procedure and afraid of innovation
  • Not Really Thinking: identify the leader whose gregarious behavior becomes a crutch to help them avoid strategic thinking and problem-solving

Join Tricia Naddaff, MRG President, to get to know the common traits of these derailing leaders, and the strategies to help you get them back on track for successful leadership.

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Motivation, Bias & Team Dynamics: Fostering Self-Awareness and Objectivity to Create a Collaborative Culture

Virtual Event
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Self-awareness is essential to individual success, but it’s also critical to healthy team dynamics. While most individuals believe themselves to be capable of true objectivity, each of us harbors subconscious biases that influence our perspective on the world. That perspective influences our behaviors, and the response of others to those behaviors further justifies and ingrains our biases. This cycle threatens objectivity, and ultimately harms interpersonal relationships at work and beyond.

So how do we help leaders control for biases that are deep below the surface? By being alert to potential biases and exploring them with our clients, we can inspire self-awareness and foster the objectivity required to restore a positive team dynamic.

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This 60-minute webinar will illuminate 5 types of bias that lead to unintentionally harmful behaviors that can derail an otherwise positive team dynamic, including:

  • Mindset effects: a different perspective on the world can shade how we behave toward others
  • Interpretive bias: neutral behavior can be misinterpreted based on a subconscious bias
  • Estimation errors: calibrating the comfort level of others based on our own levels
  • Attribution errors: assigning an erroneous motive to actions and behaviors that are otherwise neutral
  • Assumption-based thinking: believing that our personal motivators must apply to others as well

Join MRG’s David Ringwood to obtain strategies for identifying these biases, understanding their potential to harm team dynamics, and coaching leaders to develop the self-awareness they need to control for them.

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Evolving from Diversity to Inclusion: Using Neuroscience to Turn Good Intentions into Impactful Action

Virtual Event
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Diversity has been a goal, an initiative, and a buzzword for decades, but few individuals or organizations have seen as much impact as they’d like from their efforts. Recent research makes the reasons for that clear: realizing the benefits of diversity is impossible without an equally dedicated effort toward inclusion (diversity’s practical application).

Unfortunately, when faced with real-world inclusion scenarios, even well-intentioned leaders can fall back on bad habits. But with a more developed understanding of inherent biases, coaches can help clients guard against exclusivity and set themselves on the true path to inclusion.

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This 60-minute session will explore:

  • Inclusion: what is it, and what are the barriers to achieving it
  • The triggers that send diversity-positive leaders running from inclusion – and how to be proactive about overcoming them
  • The common traits of leaders best equipped to foster a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Tactics for increasing inclusivity

Join Tricia Naddaff, MRG President, to move beyond the tired assumptions around diversity and discover the practical tactics for building a truly inclusive environment.

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Moving from Developmental to Directional: Coaching Senior Executives for Lasting Change

Virtual Event
Tuesday, May 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Developmental conversations are critical for short-term change, but when it comes to reaching long-term goals, traditional leadership development practices can come up short.

To support an executive in their commitment to lasting, impactful change or the achievement of major, lifelong goals, coaches must dig deeper to examine the core drivers – usually subconscious – that have steered the client to their current path. Further, you must help your client uncover whether these deep-seeded drivers are helping or hindering their ability to achieve their goals, and support them in making any changes required of them.

Such broad and deeply personal conversations can be challenging, but with the right tools, they can lead to your most impactful and rewarding engagements.

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In this 60-minute session, we will explore the concepts you must understand in order to take your coaching of senior executives to greater depths, including:

  • Strategies for achieving long-term goals rather than quick wins
  • Opening up the conversation to include an individual’s personal, as well as professional, motivations
  • The benefits of a directional approach in support of a developmental approach
  • Supporting the client as they challenge themselves, recognize internal contradictions, and question their own assumptions
  • Selecting and understanding the assessment tools available for exploring personal drivers

Join MRG’s David Ringwood to explore how you can broaden the coaching conversation with senior executives to support them in making choices that will have a lasting, life-long impact.

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Making Mindsets Malleable: Supporting Shifts in Perspective that Unlock Transformative Development

Virtual Event
Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 10:00am - 11:00am (Eastern Time)

Mindsets are the belief systems that each individual holds, influencing their thoughts, actions and words in both the personal and professional realms. Just as a mindset the influences positive momentum can support development, a constraining mindset can hinder it.

The good news: mindsets may be deeply rooted, but they are not unchangeable. Developing the self-awareness to recognize one’s own mindset is challenging, but it’s critical to stimulate lasting, meaningful growth.

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This 60-minute session will give you the tools to:

  • Understand what a mindset is and how it impacts behavior and reinforces itself
  • Assess and uncover aspects of a client’s mindset that could be hindering development
  • Begin the conversation about considering a change to personal mindset
  • Support clients in shifting and developing their mindsets to create positive momentum

Join Tricia Naddaff, MRG President, for a stimulating one-hour session filled with practical strategies that will broaden your coaching toolkit.

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