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Conflict Resolution: Motivation as the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

By on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Workplace conflict is not uncommon, but it also may not be obvious. The word “conflict” may call to mind sharp words or raised voices, but it often takes on subtler forms: undermining a colleague; dismissing someone’s ideas without sufficient consideration; avoidance; even just the emotional and mental exhaustion people experience when working alongside someone who […]

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Selecting the Right Tools for the Job

By on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Part of finding your groove as a coach or consultant is finding your go-to tools: the familiar, reliable assessment instruments that you know inside and out – that you know get the job done just the way you want. There’s a fine line, though, between a groove and a rut. Sometimes we form such deeply […]

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A Time to Reflect; a Time to Begin Anew

By on Friday, January 1, 2021

What does it mean when we transition from one year to the next? A chance to make way for new beginnings. An opportunity to reset. A time to reflect and take stock. A time for resolutions. A chance to begin again. But of course, transitioning from 2020 to 2021 is a vastly different transition to […]

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Putting the “I” in Team: How to Incorporate Individual Data in Group Coaching

By on Monday, December 14, 2020

Shared leadership and group development work have emerged in recent months as some of the most in-demand topics in our coaching community. That’s hardly surprising. In this uniquely stressful and challenging time, wise leaders and organizations are embracing a leadership model that helps people support each other, rather than relying on individuals to shoulder a […]

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Effective Controllers Know When to Push Back

By on Friday, December 4, 2020

The controller role is as complex as it gets. Controllers need to consolidate data from multiple sources to essentially predict the future. They then use those forecasts to make decisions that can have long term consequences for the organization. They do this within the constraints of regulations and laws, among other factors. Given the complexity […]

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In Corporate Communications, Empathy and Persuasiveness Matter

By on Friday, November 20, 2020

MRG recently conducted a best practices study of Communications and Corporate Affairs Leaders. This group of leaders is responsible for developing messaging that incorporates the goals and values of an organization, all while addressing it to multiple types of stakeholders. Corporate communications are often designed to influence the perceptions of an organization and have a […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: If you have a brain, you have biases. How do we manage them?

By on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

This post originally appeared on the blog in June 2020. Following an encore presentation of the webinar, we’re republishing the summary with added Q&A from the latest broadcast. In this week’s webinar, we explored the neuroscience of bias, helping us understand how to recognize the many ways it influences our responses and actions. More importantly, […]

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Making Time to Talk Leadership

By on Thursday, October 8, 2020

Many of us are experiencing a lonely time – not just personally, but professionally as well. We’re not breaking bread together anymore. We don’t share a laugh with colleagues in the corridors, or run into peers and clients at conferences, meetings, or happy hours. While it can be difficult, one benefit may be that it […]

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