Lucy is the Head of Marketing at MRG. She's a passionate people person who talks with her hands even when she's on the phone. She will not rest until everyone on earth has taken their IDI.

Why Pausing to Access Wisdom is Worth It

By on Thursday October 10, 2019

“Why?” It’s a question my toddler asks pretty frequently (okay, very frequently). But last week, when he asked it from the back seat of the car as I turned toward the highway on ramp, his question was just enough to knock me out of auto-pilot mode. I realized that I was about to get on […]

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5 Ways to Banish the Myth of the Heroic Leader (and Start Getting Stronger Results with Shared Leadership)

By on Thursday September 19, 2019

In the 21st century, leadership has changed. In many ways, that’s a good thing. An “old world” leadership model might have valued leaders who focused on bottom-line results to the exclusion of the more human aspects of their “human capital.” Sensitivity was unheard of. Coaching? Forget it. Cultivating a positive corporate culture? Never mind that […]

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Content & Connections: Dispatch from the 2019 MRG Summit

By on Thursday June 27, 2019

Energy. Yes, the word may be considered a little vague. But time and again, when we host events for the MRG community, it’s what we hear about from those who attended – and it’s what we remember ourselves. The energy at last week’s MRG Summit 2019 in our hometown of Portland, Maine was certainly at […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Dispelling the Myths about Millennials

By on Thursday June 6, 2019

While most Millennials are hardly “kids” anymore – many are approaching 40 – Baby Boomers and even Gen X-ers may still have a tendency to think of them as youngsters when it comes to workplace dynamics. Many perceive their behaviors and motivations as not only baffling, but completely unique to their generation. In our latest […]

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Honoring the Individual: Dispatch from ATD 2019

By on Thursday May 23, 2019

At an event with more than 10,000 attendees, it’s easy to feel lost in the crowd. Maybe that’s why the theme of visibility – of every individual’s need to be seen and understood for their authentic selves, and of the journey to find our own authentic purpose – seemed so poignant when it cropped up […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Coaching for Compassion

By on Thursday May 16, 2019

Compassion is empathy in action. And as an avid news reader and social media user, I’m struck on a daily basis by the fear that we are living in a world where compassion can be conspicuously absent. At the highest levels of leadership – at least from what we see in the headlines – compassion […]

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Don’t Wait for an SOS – Teams that Need Help Aren’t Always in Crisis

By on Wednesday April 3, 2019

In an increasingly collaborative working world, healthy professional relationships are often the key to getting things done efficiently and effectively. Yet when it comes to development, many organizations focus almost entirely on individual development – of leaders, of high potentials, even of at-risk employees – and leave team development on the back burner until a […]

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Digging Deeper: Dispatch from SCP 2019

By on Thursday February 28, 2019

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein Relentless curiosity. If I had to name one characteristic that the people I’ve met at the Society of Consulting Psychology have in common, it is relentless curiosity. Whether it’s over lunch or during a presentation, the folks […]

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The Higher the Climb, the Bigger the Stretch: How Effective Leadership Changes as Leaders Ascend

By on Sunday January 13, 2019

We’ve all heard some version of the Peter Principle: that in a hierarchical organization, every employee will rise to the level of their respective incompetence. It assumes that employees possessing the skills need to excel in a given position will be promoted to the next “rung” on the corporate ladder, which will require different skills; […]

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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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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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