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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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Assessments for the 2020s: Dispatch from SIOP’s Leading Edge Consortium

By on Thursday, November 7, 2019

After hearing great things about it, I attended the Leading Edge Consortium (LEC) last month. This is an annual, 2-day meeting organized by SIOP during which a single topic is discussed from many different angles. All attendees are gathered in a single room, which means everyone has the opportunity to attend every single talk. And […]

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Against All Odds: What Successful Leadership Looks Like in the Humanitarian Sector

By on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Leadership is a complex and often frustrating experience. Having the ability and poise to sift through endless – and frequently contradictory – information to lead effectively may feel like more of an art than a science. And while leadership in any capacity is difficult, leadership within the humanitarian sector is composed of additional complexities that […]

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4 Types of Derailing Leaders (and How to Get them Back on Track)

By on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Looking for the post-webinar Q&A? Find it here. Watching a once-successful leader derail can feel a lot like watching a bicycle crash. By the time you can see the wreckage start to happen, it seems like it’s too late to stop it. And like a bicycle crash, the damage might just impact one person – […]

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