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Off the Rails: 4 Types of Leaders at Risk of Going off Track

By on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

“There is no single ‘right’ way to lead.” If you’ve worked with MRG, you may have heard an expression like this before. Over nearly four decades in the field of leadership assessment, a cornerstone of the MRG philosophy has been embracing diverse approaches to leadership. Different contexts – organizations, roles, challenges – may call for […]

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Supply Chain Leader: a Complex Role Requiring a Calm Demeanor

By on Thursday, April 8, 2021

Supply chain leaders play a key role in ensuring an organization’s revenue and success. From helping to secure the right suppliers to ensuring efficient distribution (and every step in between), supply chain leaders are involved in many different areas of an organization. MRG recently conducted a study to identify the leadership behaviors that are most […]

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Conflict Resolution: Navigating Tricky Motivational Combinations

By on Saturday, April 3, 2021

Motivation plays a major role in the way we approach the world – and often, in the way we approach others. Not only do our motivations influence our own actions, they also color the way we interpret the actions of others. And when certain combinations collide, it can lead to conflict. While people’s strongest motivations […]

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Success for Sales Executives and Managers Involves People-Oriented Behaviors

By on Thursday, March 11, 2021

Across industries, organizations rely on sales executives and managers to help them reach the bottom line. They work with people inside and outside their organizations to secure revenue and long-term financial health. MRG recently conducted research on leadership effectiveness in these sales roles. Not surprisingly, many of the behaviors associated with effective leadership for sales […]

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The Motivational Mix: Exploring how Drivers Connect (and Conflict)

By on Monday, March 8, 2021

Understanding your motivations is an eye-opening experience. While most of us think we have a pretty good handle on what makes us tick, true self-awareness is actually quite challenging to achieve. So sitting down with the results from a deeply personal psychometric like the Individual Directions Inventory™ often leads to some pretty major “aha” moments. […]

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Webinar Wrap Up: Coaching for Career Transitions

By on Monday, March 1, 2021

Looking for answers? Jump straight to the Q&A with our experts here. Careers are constantly in motion. In generations past, it was not unusual to spend decades at a single organization. These days, that is a rare pattern indeed. Even before the pandemic upended career plans for many, 51% of people in the U.S. changed […]

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Conflict Resolution: Mapping a Clear Path Forward

By on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

When we think of resolving conflict in the workplace, we may think of heated moments or tense confrontations. While those moments may draw the most attention, they are typically symptoms of tensions that have simmered for much longer. To more effectively support people in preventing future conflict, it helps to zoom out and take a […]

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Workplace Conflict: What happens when motivations collide?

By on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Workplace conflict. Everyone has faced it at some point. When we are struggling to work with someone, we are often tempted to attribute the fault to the other person. Our brains are more or less wired to assume that we are usually doing the right thing, and when others deviate from our expectations or standards, […]

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