Category: Best Practices

Researching Resilience: What Distinguishes Leaders Who Roll with the Punches?

By on Thursday April 23, 2020

At the 2019 SIOP conference, my MRG colleague Maria Brown led a symposium entitled Preparing for Generation Z. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss how generations may differ, and provide recommendations on managing those differences. It was an engaging session with an overarching message that we don’t hear very often: science doesn’t indicate […]

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Webinar Wrap-Up: What Sets Entrepreneurs Apart

By on Thursday March 26, 2020

Entrepreneurs have garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The tech boom has given rise to the entrepreneur-as-celebrity, where persona has come to be nearly as important as the business fundamentals. Entrepreneurial flair may be trendy, but setting aside the stereoptypes, what are the behaviors that entrepreneurs apply that are different from other presidents […]

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The End of the HR Generalist

By on Thursday March 12, 2020

Before I became an official MRGer, I spent a couple of years working for a global organization in their HR department. It was an experience I found immensely valuable and intriguing from the perspective that I was able to observe first hand “how the sausage was made” so to speak. It was challenging from a […]

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Effective CIOs emphasize a practical approach to decision making

By on Thursday January 30, 2020

MRG has been conducting research on effective leadership at the top levels of organizations for decades. Most recently, we had the opportunity to study which leadership behaviors are most closely associated with leadership effectiveness for Chief Information Officers (CIOs). While the overall findings were quite interesting, one that stood out to me was the relationship […]

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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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The Path to Effective Leadership in the Biotech Industry

By on Thursday September 26, 2019

As someone external to the biotech field, I never really thought of it as a very broad industry. However, our recent research into best practices for leaders in this field made me take a deeper look. It turns out that the biotech industry encompasses a diverse group of specialized areas, including medical, industrial and agricultural […]

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Delivering results is more than setting ambitious goals

By on Thursday September 12, 2019

Most leaders want to be seen as delivering results. This is done by accomplishing a great deal and focusing on measurable outcomes. There is something about tangible and measurable outcomes that makes us feel like we’ve accomplished something. Unfortunately, there is a lot more to delivering results than simply pushing for ambitious goals and having […]

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Relationship building fosters learning

By on Thursday September 5, 2019

For leaders, working well with individuals and departments across the organization can be quite beneficial. In addition to helping build relationships, working with others can lead to learning opportunities. It would be difficult to think of a good leader who is not consistently expanding their knowledge.  While we often default to thinking that knowledge is […]

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