Category: Best Practices

Effective Controllers Know When to Push Back

By on Friday December 4, 2020

The controller role is as complex as it gets. Controllers need to consolidate data from multiple sources to essentially predict the future. They then use those forecasts to make decisions that can have long term consequences for the organization. They do this within the constraints of regulations and laws, among other factors. Given the complexity […]

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In Corporate Communications, Empathy and Persuasiveness Matter

By on Friday November 20, 2020

MRG recently conducted a best practices study of Communications and Corporate Affairs Leaders. This group of leaders is responsible for developing messaging that incorporates the goals and values of an organization, all while addressing it to multiple types of stakeholders. Corporate communications are often designed to influence the perceptions of an organization and have a […]

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Effectiveness Starts at the Top: Best Practices for Presidents and CEOs

By on Thursday September 10, 2020

Steve Jobs. Jeff Bezos. Indra Nooyi. Meg Whitman. Mark Zuckerberg. Elon Musk. Bill Gates. The names of well-known CEOs jump off the page at us and immediately bring to mind the companies they represent. You can’t think of Steve Jobs without thinking of Apple. Despite dying almost a decade ago, his influence on the Apple […]

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What Fast-Learning Leaders do Differently

By on Thursday July 9, 2020

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was famously self-deprecating when referring to his own intelligence. He insisted that he was not a genius, but that he merely sat with questions longer and relied more on his imagination than knowledge. When Einstein’s brain was dissected at […]

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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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