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How can we incorporate more compassion into the workplace?

By on Thursday, February 20, 2020

MRG recently published brand new research on compassionate leaders. The piece, Compassionate Leadership: Coaching Leaders to Turn Empathy into Action, reveals some fascinating new findings, including how compassion and empathy differ. They differ not only in definition, but in impact – compassionate leaders are rated significantly higher in a number of critical competencies than their […]

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Building Environments Where Innovation Thrives: Dispatch from SCP 2020

By on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Entrepreneurial: it’s been a bit of a buzzword of late. The influence of startup culture – picture youthful innovators with big ideas who dress like teenagers don’t take no for an answer – has permeated even the most staid organizations. Everyone wants the agility (and potentially massive financial returns) of an entrepreneurial organization. But, while […]

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Whenever (and Wherever) we Gather, it’s Like a Homecoming

By on Thursday, February 6, 2020

There’s a lot to love about being headquartered in Portland, Maine – fresh seafood, gorgeous summers, beautiful views, an amazing food scene (…we won’t discuss the winters). But being an international business located in our small city does have a downside: we rarely get customers dropping in to visit. That’s an especially painful downside here […]

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Effective CIOs emphasize a practical approach to decision making

By on Thursday, January 30, 2020

MRG has been conducting research on effective leadership at the top levels of organizations for decades. Most recently, we had the opportunity to study which leadership behaviors are most closely associated with leadership effectiveness for Chief Information Officers (CIOs). While the overall findings were quite interesting, one that stood out to me was the relationship […]

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A Shared Experience: Why Women’s Leadership Programs Still Matter

By on Thursday, January 16, 2020

“Are leadership development programs specifically for women really necessary? It’s 2020!” Yes, believe it or not, this is an objection some of our coaches have heard and had to overcome. While to me the answer feels obvious, it never hurts (too much) to step back and make a good faith effort to answer the question […]

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Learning (and Re-learning) to Pause and Reflect

By on Thursday, December 19, 2019

I think it is fair to say that we are not living in a deeply reflective time. We are all so busy and exposed to so much information that taking the time to stop and reflect often feels like a break in our hectic pace that we cannot afford to take. But as this year […]

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A Fond Farewell to Dr. Jim Mahoney

By on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dr. James T. Mahoney, a co-founder of MRG, recently passed away at the age of 93. Dr. Mahoney is pictured at right in the above photo, alongside his fellow founding partners, the late Tom Rand (center), and Jim Lomac (left), who has written this tribute. All of us at MRG extend our deepest condolences to […]

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What Curious Coaches Want to Know: the Top Research Topics of 2019

By on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Somehow, bewilderingly, we’re already entering the final month of 2019. The year’s end always offers ample opportunity for reflection – what did we accomplish? What did we learn? What are we still seeking? Unsurprisingly, MRG is a particularly reflective environment, and as we close out the year, we ask those questions not only personally, but […]

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