Category: Assessment in Practice

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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What does it take to become an inspirational leader? Practice, practice, practice.

By on Wednesday March 13, 2019

“I don’t understand it. We sent him to an expensive leadership development program, but I haven’t seen any improvement in his approach to leadership.”  Sound familiar? Unfortunately, this frustration and confusion is a common refrain in many organizations. While there is certainly individual variation in the full explanation for why this occurs, one of the […]

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Inspiring Excitement in a Global Sales Force

By on Monday January 28, 2019

This month, MRG hit the road for a three-week stretch of engagements that kicked off in Rome with one of our newest clients. The event was the annual sales kick-off meeting of a large shared office space company with locations around the globe. We were able to sit in on the first day’s session, led […]

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Changing Course: How the IDI Changed my Path at MRG (part 2)

By on Thursday December 20, 2018

In part one, Christine described her arrival at MRG and her slow realization that her motivations weren’t aligning with her job description – and it was draining her every day. Read on to find out how she sought to better sync her drivers with her task. There I was failing for the first time in […]

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Changing Course: How the IDI Changed my Path at MRG (part 1)

By on Monday December 17, 2018

When I coach, one of the things people have a hard time reconciling is their self-perception of what they’re good at vs. what gives them energy. People can spend years toiling in a position, maybe even delivering great results and being successful, but wondering why they’re still so miserable at the end of each day […]

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Independent and in Control: a New Twist on a Familiar IDI Score Combination

By on Thursday August 2, 2018

The Individual Directions Inventory (IDI) is a tool that never ceases to amaze me. One of the primary reasons for this is the fact that it continuously allows me to learn about people’s complexity and how motivational drives manifest themselves in seemingly infinite combinations. Even more fascinating is how these combinations of motivational forces may […]

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