Category: Best Practices

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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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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