Category: Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion

Tips for Training and Teaching from a Distance

By on Thursday April 2, 2020

As an educator and coach with MRG, I’ve been facilitating online trainings for more than 10 years. We’re a global company with coaches in more than 50 countries around the world, so online delivery has long been the most practical way for us to teach people how to use our tools. While video can be […]

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Cultivating Connection: What I’ve Learned about Coaching at a Distance

By on Thursday March 19, 2020

We are all making our way through an extremely tumultuous time. For most of us, our personal and professional worlds have been completely disrupted (and in some cases, blended, as we find ourselves working in close quarters with all members of our household). While disruption clearly comes with challenges, it also presents opportunity. One of […]

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How can we incorporate more compassion into the workplace?

By on Thursday February 20, 2020

MRG recently published brand new research on compassionate leaders. The piece, Compassionate Leadership: Coaching Leaders to Turn Empathy into Action, reveals some fascinating new findings, including how compassion and empathy differ. They differ not only in definition, but in impact – compassionate leaders are rated significantly higher in a number of critical competencies than their […]

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Learning (and Re-learning) to Pause and Reflect

By on Thursday December 19, 2019

I think it is fair to say that we are not living in a deeply reflective time. We are all so busy and exposed to so much information that taking the time to stop and reflect often feels like a break in our hectic pace that we cannot afford to take. But as this year […]

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Why Pausing to Access Wisdom is Worth It

By on Thursday October 10, 2019

“Why?” It’s a question my toddler asks pretty frequently (okay, very frequently). But last week, when he asked it from the back seat of the car as I turned toward the highway on ramp, his question was just enough to knock me out of auto-pilot mode. I realized that I was about to get on […]

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Thought Leader or Thought Inspirer?

By on Thursday July 25, 2019

I have to admit, I’ve never loved the phrase “thought leader.” Who really wants to have someone else lead their thoughts? We use the phrase so frequently that perhaps we’ve not stopped to think how we may inadvertently be giving up our right and responsibility to be the sole leader of our thoughts. There is […]

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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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