Category: Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion

Reflect, Learn, and Transform: Dispatch from the EMCC Annual Conference

By on Thursday May 9, 2019

In April, I traveled to Dublin, Ireland and celebrated my third time presenting at a European Mentoring and Coaching Council conference. EMCC exists to develop and promote mentoring, coaching and supervision at a global level, so don’t let the name mislead you. The conference is a global gathering of coaches and mentors looking to learn […]

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Showing Ourselves Love on Valentine’s Day

By on Wednesday February 13, 2019

I talk with so many leaders and professionals every day. And to a person, they are all striving to do good work. They are striving to achieve their goals, to please their boss or their client, to take care of their team, to grow and to become something more. And while all these committed people […]

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Reflections on Coming Full Circle

By on Wednesday May 16, 2018

INTRODUCTION | MRG was started in 1983 by Jim Mahoney, Tom Rand and Jim Lomac. Tom Rand was a dynamic, insightful psychologist who played a major role in helping many individuals and organizations in their journeys to succeed. Tom passed away far too early, in 2010. At the time his son, Drew Rand, was working […]

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Facilitating 360 Feedback with Wisdom, Courage and Compassion

By on Wednesday May 17, 2017

It will come as no surprise that I have such a strong belief in the power of a well-designed assessment.  I have seen assessments open up transformational insights for people countless times.  That said, 360 feedback reaches into another assessment universe as clients struggle with the insights offered by observers.  As coaches and feedback providers, […]

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What kind of leaders are needed for our rapidly changing world?

By on Friday December 9, 2016

By Homaira Kabir Perhaps the greatest characteristic of our times is the speed of change. The world we knew growing up is vastly different to the world we face today. And although we may hold mixed feelings on how we view the change, one thing is certain. With increasing change has come increasing knowledge. Our […]

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The Courage to Choose Simplicity

By on Tuesday July 19, 2016

Earlier this year I interviewed MRG Network member Edyta Pacuk, a consultant, business owner, martial artist, mother, client, friend and one of the most authentically courageous people I know. In 2014 Edyta participated in a Kilimanjaro Fundraising Expedition, and raised over $25,000 for Outward Bound Canada’s charitable program for Women survivors of violence. At last […]

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Radical Compassion

By on Tuesday March 22, 2016

In this post we take our exploration of compassion further than we have to date in a compelling talk invoking insights from several disciplines to make the case for “radical compassion.” Not for the faint of heart, Roshi Joan Halifax (an American Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver and author and […]

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Practical Wisdom

By on Tuesday February 16, 2016

If you have been with us since the beginning of the Wisdom, Courage and Compassion project we hope you are finding the content interesting and useful. If you are new to the WCC project – Welcome! In addition to offering content from the MRG community, we are committed to sharing content from around the world […]

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Courage in Practice – An Interview with Feena May of the ICRC – Part 2

By on Thursday November 12, 2015

We recently spoke with Feena May, Ph.D., Head of Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in Geneva. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world, working to alleviate human suffering and protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Feena’s experience with […]

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Courage in Practice – An Interview with Feena May of the ICRC – Part 1

By on Monday October 26, 2015

We recently spoke with Feena May, Ph.D., Head of Learning and Development at the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), in Geneva. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world, working to alleviate human suffering and protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Feena’s experience with […]

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Courage Explored – Confronting Fear

By on Friday October 2, 2015

While at a recent conference, I had the opportunity to experience the ‘Immunity to Change’ process created by Lisa Lahey and Bob Kegan at Harvard University.  Theirs is a unique and powerful methodology that guides individuals through a process of uncovering their deepest resistance to change.  A room full of two hundred participants, we were […]

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Wisdom in Practice – Excerpts from the Wisdom 2.0 Business Conference

By on Monday September 14, 2015

There is a wonderful organization called Wisdom 2.0 whose mission is to create a global community of people dedicated to living with deeper wisdom, compassion and awareness in the digital age. MRG recently attended the Wisdom 2.0 Business conference—an event dedicated to supporting mindfulness, wisdom and innovation in business. This is important to us because […]

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Wisdom Explored – Four Elements of Cultivating Wisdom

By on Tuesday August 25, 2015

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.  ~Aristotle Wisdom—both revered and elusive—has captured the hearts and minds of many for centuries. It has been a central area of study and discourse in disciplines including philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology and neuroscience. All these areas of study and points of view over so many years have […]

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Welcome to the WCC Project

By on Wednesday August 12, 2015

The MRG WCC Project is a place to engage our community in the cultivation and use of Wisdom, Courage and Compassion as individuals and in organizations. Why We Believe This is Important It takes more than skills, experience, good ideas and hard work to do the best that we can both as individuals and as […]

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