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Webinar Wrap-up: Engaging Employees from a Distance

By on Thursday, May 28, 2020

The term “employee engagement” made its first appearance in an academic journal in 1990. Since then, the concept has evolved and transformed; while some organizations take it as a serious imperative, for others, it’s become a loose catchall term for anything from a fitness center to a foosball table. In the midst of the current […]

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Webinar Wrap-up: Leading the Way Forward in Unprecedented Times

By on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Leadership – like everything else – looks different right now. We are all in uncharted waters in so many ways. Individuals who are working amid all this uncertainty are looking to their leaders for support, stability, and reassurance. If you are a coach, you may find that those leaders are turning to you for the […]

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Leveraging Self-Awareness to Support Self-Regulation

By on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Each of us takes a unique approach to the world; we have things that drive us, energize us, and attract us, and things that drain us or even repel us. In this moment, while we are all navigating an unfamiliar and challenging set of circumstances, these motivations feel especially relevant. Understanding our motivations is also […]

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Researching Resilience: What Distinguishes Leaders Who Roll with the Punches?

By on Thursday, April 23, 2020

At the 2019 SIOP conference, my MRG colleague Maria Brown led a symposium entitled Preparing for Generation Z. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss how generations may differ, and provide recommendations on managing those differences. It was an engaging session with an overarching message that we don’t hear very often: science doesn’t indicate […]

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Answers to your Questions about Compassionate Leadership

By on Thursday, April 16, 2020

On April 8, we hosted an encore presentation of one of our most popular webinars on a topic that feels especially timely: Compassionate Leadership: Coaching Leaders to Turn Empathy into Action. Hundreds of practitioners from around the world tuned in, and asked dozens of provocative questions on the topic. Want to catch up on the […]

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Tips for Training and Teaching from a Distance

By on Thursday, April 2, 2020

As an educator and coach with MRG, I’ve been facilitating online trainings for more than 10 years. We’re a global company with coaches in more than 50 countries around the world, so online delivery has long been the most practical way for us to teach people how to use our tools. While video can be […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: What Sets Entrepreneurs Apart

By on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Entrepreneurs have garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The tech boom has given rise to the entrepreneur-as-celebrity, where persona has come to be nearly as important as the business fundamentals. Entrepreneurial flair may be trendy, but setting aside the stereoptypes, what are the behaviors that entrepreneurs apply that are different from other presidents […]

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Cultivating Connection: What I’ve Learned about Coaching at a Distance

By on Thursday, March 19, 2020

We are all making our way through an extremely tumultuous time. For most of us, our personal and professional worlds have been completely disrupted (and in some cases, blended, as we find ourselves working in close quarters with all members of our household). While disruption clearly comes with challenges, it also presents opportunity. One of […]

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The End of the HR Generalist

By on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Before I became an official MRGer, I spent a couple of years working for a global organization in their HR department. It was an experience I found immensely valuable and intriguing from the perspective that I was able to observe first hand “how the sausage was made” so to speak. It was challenging from a […]

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Navigating a Path from Stand-Up Comedy to Psychology

By on Thursday, March 5, 2020

I remember very clearly when I first realized that I wanted to be a comedian. I was young, probably six or seven. It was late on a weekend. My parents and I were watching the iconic Steve Martin “King Tut” sketch on a rerun of Saturday Night Live. If you haven’t seen the sketch, it’s […]

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