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Webinar Wrap-Up: an Inside Look at Momentum

By on Thursday October 18, 2018

When something is new – even if it’s brilliant – sometimes it takes a little while to understand it. Try to remember the first time you heard about Netflix. Watching TV on my computer? What time are the shows on? How do I know what’s on? Now, you likely tune into Netflix daily, and surf […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Using the IDI Team Development Report

By on Friday September 28, 2018

The Individual Directions Inventory has been used by coaches and organizations around the world for years, delivering deeply personal insights about (as the name suggests) an individuals motivations and drivers. With the introduction of the IDI Team Development Report earlier this spring, however, these insights expanded into the team development environment. What is it like […]

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Has Employee Engagement Gone off the Rails?

By on Thursday September 27, 2018

You know the idiom, “a camel is a horse designed by a committee”? This is how I feel about employee engagement in its current form; almost like it has become Frankenstein’s weirder sibling. I should note that I was fascinated by employee engagement in graduate school; yet I’m concerned that, despite good intentions, it has […]

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Change is a constant. How do effective leaders handle it?

By on Monday September 17, 2018

As soon as you feel like we have something figured out, the parameters change and you need to recalibrate. Currently, my husband and I are in the process of buying a new car for the first time in a decade. The biggest challenge has been catching up with the last 10 years of automotive technology. […]

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From Potential to Performance: Best Practices for High Potential Leaders

By on Monday September 10, 2018

Just about anyone wants to be considered a high potential employee. Being designated as high potential is more than just a compliment; HiPos are treated favorably through exclusive developmental opportunities, granted exposure not afforded to others, and are promoted faster. The desire for high potential status may be certain, but that’s often where the certainty […]

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Empathy & Expertise: Best Practices for Senior Leaders

By on Tuesday August 28, 2018

Think of your idea of the stereotypical senior leader. Now think of senior leaders you’ve encountered throughout your career. If you’re like me, you are picturing strong, well-respected figureheads who often make decisions from a distance and are mainly concerned with making sure their organization or unit runs like a well-oiled machine. Now, imagine the […]

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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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