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Theories, opinions, even real-world experience – they’re no match for hard data. Build your expertise, identify emerging trends, and support or challenge your own positions on leadership development using exclusive research from MRG. With three decades of data drawn from leaders around the world, MRG studies offer unparalleled insights into today’s business environment, and the role that effective coaching and development plays in successful, sustainable growth.

COACHING CRIB SHEET | Developing HiPos to Speed Up Succession Planning

Succession planning helps ensure the retention of your most valuable talent, and – with a smart selection process – it also facilitates wiser use of talent development resources. Yet few organizations have a specific plan in place to nurture their high potential talent to prepare them for key roles later on. This Coaching Crib Sheet gives you a set of quick tips to help you identify high potentials and to understand how to support their development at every stage of their careers to ensure their success and organizational longevity.

WHITEPAPER | Recognizing Tomorrow’s Leaders: 5 Behavioral Themes that Distinguish High Potentials

Maintaining a healthy pool of high potential candidates from which to draw future leaders helps organizations ensure pave a smooth path for the future. Understanding the behaviors that distinguish HiPos from their average peer - along with variations in HiPo leaders - can help you chart a course for identifying and developing your best talent. This worldwide study of nearly 60,000 leaders reveals 5 behavioral patterns that HiPos have in common, as well as 3 variations on the the HiPo profile across generations, industries, and over time.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Success at Every Level: HiPo Development Strategies for Accelerated Succession Planning

Effective succession planning begins with identifying and developing high potential leaders early and effectively. But how do you recognize the people who are prepared to make high-value, long-term contributions to your organization? With insights drawn from the latest research, it is possible to create and implement an effective strategy for HiPo development and succession planning. Not only that, the right data will help you develop a deeper talent pool, giving your organization more choices when critical roles open up.

Research Summary | Who We are and How We Lead: An Overview of Empirical Data Exploring Leadership Differences by Gender, Age, and Country

To celebrate diverse approaches to leadership, we need to understand them. This comprehensive, 42-page Research Summary reveals detailed data from thousands of leaders around the world. The study sheds light on a number of timely topics, including ow younger and older leaders differ in the leadership behaviors they exhibit; how our leadership competencies change with age; how men and women differ in their approaches to leadership; and similarities and differences in leadership practices between countries.

COACHING CRIB SHEET | Coaching Across Generations

Millennials have become fodder for a great generational debate. Stereotypes and even anecdotal observations often characterize this rising
generation as entitled, unmotivated, and in need of constant assurance. However, if we look more closely at the research, we can separate rumor from reality.

COACHING CRIB SHEET | Turning Diversity into Inclusion

What's the business case for diversity and inclusion? What are the risks of pursuing diversity without also striving for inclusion? What are the barriers to inclusion - and how do we surmount them? What are the pillars of an inclusion strategy? Get the quick facts you need to know as you build an effective strategy for inclusion.

WHITEPAPER | Coaching a Multi-Generational Workforce – Not Just the Post-Millennials

How do the various generations differ from each other, and what are the practical implications? A recent large scale study of leaders in Europe reveals new data that both supports and counters common generational assumptions and considers how these insights can be used in coaching practice.

WHITEPAPER | Coaching High Potentials: What to Know and What to Watch Out For

What behaviors and practices are the markers of a true high potential? Explore MRG's new leadership research to help employees become high potentials, succeed in senior positions, and avoid derailing along the way.

WHITEPAPER | Leadership: Breaking the Gender Ties that Bind

Leaders can be constrained by habits derived from gender-based patterns of behavior. MRG's research reveals significant gender differences in 17 of 22 key leadership behaviors. Tricia Naddaff explores these differences and explains how coaches are in a unique position to help leaders develop beyond the ties that bind them.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | The Relevance of Emotional Intelligence: Finding the Motivation Behind EQ

When the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) rose to prominence, assessing it had an irresistible appeal. And while many continue to find it valuable, many coaches have found that there are some limitations. The EQ can reveal interesting individual characteristics – but how does motivation relate to these characteristics? And how does a coach take these very personal insights and use them effectively to support and guide teams?

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | The Science of Satisfaction: the Data around Personal and Professional Fulfillment

The personal and professional spheres of our lives are interconnected in countless ways. To position leaders for success, we must help them find satisfaction in all aspects of their lives and support them as they establish healthy balance in their lives – personally, professionally, mentally, and socially.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Evolving from Diversity to Inclusion: Using Neuroscience to Turn Good Intentions into Impactful Action

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). Presented in partnership with HCI.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Keeping Leaders on Track: Recognize the 3 Leadership Styles that Lead to Derailment

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.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Preparing for the Millennial Era: a Data-Driven Look at What Motivates the Next Generation

The conversation around Millennials in the workplace has been so prolonged that it is tempting to dismiss it as overhyped and not worth more exploration. After all, how different can these generations really be? Very different, according to exclusive empirical research from MRG. The motivations of the generation known as Millennials (b. 1977-1990) are profoundly different than those who have come before.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Motivation, Bias & Team Dynamics: Fostering Self-Awareness to Create a Collaborative Culture

Self-awareness is essential to individual success, but it’s also critical to healthy team dynamics. 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.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Moving from Developmental to Directional: Coaching Senior Executives for Lasting Change

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.