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Independent and in Control: a New Twist on a Familiar IDI Score Combination

By on Thursday August 2, 2018

The Individual Directions Inventory (IDI) is a tool that never ceases to amaze me. One of the primary reasons for this is the fact that it continuously allows me to learn about people’s complexity and how motivational drives manifest themselves in seemingly infinite combinations. Even more fascinating is how these combinations of motivational forces may […]

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Notes from a Gathering of Research Rock Stars

By on Friday July 27, 2018

I’ve always enjoyed conferences. You get to spend time with colleagues, learn new things and, of course, travel! While just about every conference has some value, not every event checks all of these boxes, but the ones that do are some of the most energizing professional experiences I’ve had. As I prepared to attend this […]

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Reflections on Coming Full Circle

By on Wednesday May 16, 2018

INTRODUCTION | MRG was started in 1983 by Jim Mahoney, Tom Rand and Jim Lomac. Tom Rand was a dynamic, insightful psychologist who played a major role in helping many individuals and organizations in their journeys to succeed. Tom passed away far too early, in 2010. At the time his son, Drew Rand, was working […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Q&A and Key Takeaways on Developing Teams that Work

By on Tuesday May 15, 2018

Teams: they may be highly structured or informal; consistent or fluid; homogeneous or cross-functional. While their shapes may vary, nearly every professional is working in one, and often for a large part of their day. In the webinar Developing Teams that Work: New Strategies to Support Positive Team Dynamics, David Ringwood took a closer look […]

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Preparing for GDPR

By on Thursday March 1, 2018

As we approach May 2018, MRG is focused on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance efforts. During this implementation period for the Regulation, our team is busy evaluating new requirements and restrictions imposed by the GDPR and will take all actions necessary to ensure that we handle customer data in compliance with applicable law and […]

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Learning, Sharing & Defying Gravity: Reflections on the 2018 Consulting Psychology Conference

By on Tuesday February 20, 2018

In the digital age, it’s tempting to think that you can stay fully connected to your professional world, even if you never leave your desk. Email, Skype, webinars, LinkedIn, message boards, Twitter… that has to provide enough information to keep us up-to-date and on the pulse of the learning and development world, right? Fortunately, all […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Q&A and Key Takeaways on Effective Leadership from Different Observer Perspectives

By on Sunday February 18, 2018

“Effective leadership.” These may seem like two fairly straightforward words, but many individuals would find it challenging to articulate their own definition of effective leadership, let alone find a consensus definition of the term among their colleagues, whether peers, direct reports, or bosses. So how do we help support leaders in becoming more effective if […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Q&A and Key Takeaways from the MRG Annual Update

By on Wednesday January 17, 2018

In October of 2017, MRG held a global client gathering in Vienna, Austria, where we shared a lot of news and previewed some of the most exciting product releases in years. In February, we’ll visit Sydney, Australia to offer a condensed version of our conference (and if you’re in the Sydney area, there’s still time […]

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Facilitating 360 Feedback with Wisdom, Courage and Compassion

By on Wednesday May 17, 2017

It will come as no surprise that I have such a strong belief in the power of a well-designed assessment.  I have seen assessments open up transformational insights for people countless times.  That said, 360 feedback reaches into another assessment universe as clients struggle with the insights offered by observers.  As coaches and feedback providers, […]

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What kind of leaders are needed for our rapidly changing world?

By on Friday December 9, 2016

By Homaira Kabir Perhaps the greatest characteristic of our times is the speed of change. The world we knew growing up is vastly different to the world we face today. And although we may hold mixed feelings on how we view the change, one thing is certain. With increasing change has come increasing knowledge. Our […]

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The Courage to Choose Simplicity

By on Tuesday July 19, 2016

Earlier this year I interviewed MRG Network member Edyta Pacuk, a consultant, business owner, martial artist, mother, client, friend and one of the most authentically courageous people I know. In 2014 Edyta participated in a Kilimanjaro Fundraising Expedition, and raised over $25,000 for Outward Bound Canada’s charitable program for Women survivors of violence. At last […]

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Radical Compassion

By on Tuesday March 22, 2016

In this post we take our exploration of compassion further than we have to date in a compelling talk invoking insights from several disciplines to make the case for “radical compassion.” Not for the faint of heart, Roshi Joan Halifax (an American Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver and author and […]

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Practical Wisdom

By on Tuesday February 16, 2016

If you have been with us since the beginning of the Wisdom, Courage and Compassion project we hope you are finding the content interesting and useful. If you are new to the WCC project – Welcome! In addition to offering content from the MRG community, we are committed to sharing content from around the world […]

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