Category: Assessment in Practice

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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Why measure motivation?

By on Thursday July 23, 2020

There are assessments measuring a vast array of things: behavior, skills, EQ, personality, and many more. Lately, as many people are reexamining their world and their place within it, measuring motivation – which MRG does using the Individual Directions Inventory™ (IDI™) – seems to have gained some momentum. Measuring motivation helps a person understand themselves […]

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Tips for Training and Teaching from a Distance

By on Thursday April 2, 2020

As an educator and coach with MRG, I’ve been facilitating online trainings for more than 10 years. We’re a global company with coaches in more than 50 countries around the world, so online delivery has long been the most practical way for us to teach people how to use our tools. While video can be […]

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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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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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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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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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People Management: Demystifying a Complicated Recipe

By on Thursday July 11, 2019

I think it’s fair to say, that in relative terms, people management is having a moment. Heck, even Silicon Valley is taking notice. It’s quite common to hear the phrase, “war for talent” inside of today’s organizations. An offshoot of this “war” is that once an organization feels they have hired a talented person, their […]

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