Category: Assessment in Practice

Webinar Wrap Up: Coaching for Career Transitions

By on Monday March 1, 2021

Looking for answers? Jump straight to the Q&A with our experts here. Careers are constantly in motion. In generations past, it was not unusual to spend decades at a single organization. These days, that is a rare pattern indeed. Even before the pandemic upended career plans for many, 51% of people in the U.S. changed […]

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Conflict Resolution: Mapping a Clear Path Forward

By on Wednesday February 17, 2021

When we think of resolving conflict in the workplace, we may think of heated moments or tense confrontations. While those moments may draw the most attention, they are typically symptoms of tensions that have simmered for much longer. To more effectively support people in preventing future conflict, it helps to zoom out and take a […]

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Workplace Conflict: What happens when motivations collide?

By on Thursday February 4, 2021

Workplace conflict. Everyone has faced it at some point. When we are struggling to work with someone, we are often tempted to attribute the fault to the other person. Our brains are more or less wired to assume that we are usually doing the right thing, and when others deviate from our expectations or standards, […]

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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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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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