Striving to Keep Your People Amid The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation remains a point of concern for the larger work landscape – how do you keep your people happy and engaged, particularly when there’s a “New Year, New You” kind of mindset that crops up around this time? And as teams, what are you asking your leaders for?

Wiley released the latest in research across organizations and job roles, to determine what is it that keeps people feeling that they are being taken care of. Reach out to us to request your free copy of the eBook Keeping Your People: How to Navigate The Great Resignation.

Inc: If You Think the Great Resignation Is Bad, Just Wait Until January

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MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC and for Wiley products and tools.

Inc Article: If You Think the Great Resignation Is Bad, Just Wait Until January

Leadership Adventure Retreats

Take your leadership training on the road!
As folks can begin to move more freely, consider a leadership retreat for your organization. Curated by us, take your leadership to the next level while having the opportunity to connect more deeply with your team. Better Leaders, Better Teams!

From food/wine tours, to yoga retreats, to whitewater rafting, there’s something for everyone.

Ready to hit the road? Reach out to us here:

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Leadership Retreats

PXT Select™ Sample Report: Leadership

One of the great challenges of identifying leaders with the potential for success is looking beyond the sum of their job experience to truly understand the approach they’ll bring to guiding their teams and shaping their organizations. Agree?

This report is designed to shed light on a particular candidate’s #LeadershipPotential and provide insight into how he/she/they might confront the complexities of a leadership role. Incredible, right?

Read this full sample report here:
And to learn more about PXT Select™, we’ve got tons of tools for you here:

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A Monday #CultureCheck

Leaders, how about a culture check?
Are you continuing to invest in the development of your people?

When it comes to building your own in-house leadership development program, MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. can help you with guidance and tools customized for your specific needs.

We maximize people development for high potential leaders as well as seasoned executives. #SayYes
At MDR, we focus on maximizing outcomes for PEOPLE first, which then drive outcomes for organizations.

DM or #CallUs if you want to know where to start.

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Wiley Survey Reveals Top Influences on Workplace Culture

Given this recent Wiley survey, does it resonate more?

It’s #PeopleScience, leaders.
Your people are putting themselves on the line each and every day to achieve desired outcomes for your organization. Do you know how to design a thriving culture which will support them?

Targeted, integrative coaching & tools like Everything DiSC can help.
#SayYes #LeadershipMatters

Learn more from a free virtual showcase or customized training with us as an Authorized Partner:

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Tackling The Virtual Culture Dilemma: New eBook from ED

How do we work better together even as we are physically apart?
It’s time to dive deep into understanding ourselves. #ItsWorthIt #IfYouWorkIt

EverythingDiSC’s new eBook can help you with addressing virtual culture issues and give you the strategies to shape an engaged, collaborative, and adaptive culture.

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From Bad to Badass Leader

12 Leadership Lessons

Author & CEO Michelle D. Reines

Michelle is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, CEO, and an ever-evolving badass leader. Her book, From Bad to Badass Leader, is about her journey and lessons learned while progressing from being an ass as a boss, in pursuit of becoming a badass leader.  How she defines “Badass” is, being intentional about who she wants and needs to be as a leader.  Early, in her leadership journey, she was oblivious to the impact she had on people!  She didn’t understand the art of leading people and building badass teams; the people-part can be the most challenging for many leaders; it certainly was for her.  She’s excited to share her lessons learned, in hopes of provoking you to awaken the badass leader within; learn how to transform yourself, your team, and your organization.

Michelle is a Strategic Interventionist, certified by the man of transformation himself, Tony Robbins; and his partner Cloe Madanes. Prior launching MDR in 2012, she enjoyed a 30+ year corporate career working with, turning-around, coaching, stretching and developing a variety of high-performance, badass cohesive teams.  Today, not only is she an author and creator of the Badass Leader brand, she is the founder of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., a leadership development company. Michelle is manically committed to continuous improvement, and to, quite frankly, be badass…as a woman, a leader, and an entrepreneur!

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3 Benefits of Hiring your own Executive Coach

Hire an Executive Coach

As an executive, your employees look to you to help them level-up their workplace game. You help them navigate through various situations, role-play, develop, coach and support them in growing their careers.  So, who do you turn to when you need to work on a few mechanics, sharpen your leadership game, gain some effective feedback – have someone challenge your thinking, or just have a someone to confide in? Most top performing professional athletes have coaches; successful leaders need coaches too!  There are numerous benefits to hiring an executive coach, here are three benefits I hear most often from clients:

#1 – “I am NOT alone!”

Your coach is your sounding-board, someone to confide in – outside of friends and family, plus they are someone who is external to your organization.  Lots of clients have shared how lonely it can feel at the executive level, and how beneficial it is for them to be able to share their fears, struggles and/or ambitions with their coach with the utmost confidence.  Many executives choose to hold-in what keeps them up at night, for fear of burdening loved ones or worrying peers – a coach is a safe place to decompress and share your challenges and aspirations – you are not alone.

#2 – “I have a renewed fire, focus, and flow!”

Few of my clients have been in their current roles or companies for several years, many of them know every operational in and out there is – when they wanted to reignite their passion for their role – they looked to hire an executive coach.  I have had the privilege of coaching many leaders over the years and they shared, how our relationship supported them in reigniting and maintaining their fire, focus, and flow.  In the midst of today’s fast-paced, stressful business climates, our partnership served to create a healthy anchor for them – supporting a healthy mindset, igniting their motivation and refocusing their priorities, leading to improved organizational well-being and performance.

#3 – “I create a more powerful impact as a leader!”

I enjoy bearing witness to this benefit frequently, in fact, the purpose that drives my organization forward is rooted in supporting my clients in creating this for themselves, their teams and organizations; it is incredibly rewarding to support clients in creating a positive impact for their people, teams, and companies.  Let’s face it, when leadership improves, the trickle-down is a very rewarding and powerful multiplier!  It can’t go without saying, the opposite is unfortunately also true – that is why I always encourage starting our work at the executive level – with our very own leadership mirror, building our impact “internally” first.

There are many benefits to hiring an executive coach – we look forward to supporting you in discovering and achieving your own benefits. MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is here to help – contact us today to schedule your free consultation at 1-800-351-3129.

Leadership Development Resolutions: Build Your Own Rocket

Making new plans Stan? No need to be coy Roy…are great lyrics! But really, what’s your leadership development plan to take it to the next level in 2019?

Historically, I have always cultivated my “personal best” when I have a leadership development plan; what does that mean?  I am a passionate believer in Steven Covey’s Habit of Sharpening the Saw.  I have found I achieve more when I have crafted my leadership development road-map for success, specifically focused on maximizing my leadership strengths. Let’s face it, your team needs you to be the best possible version of you, especially if you are hoping to bring out the best in them.  There are many things to think about when creating your leadership development plan, it requires an honest assessment of your current leadership performance, as well as a thorough understanding of your team – who do you need to be as a leader to bring out the best in them?

Being a great leader starts by taking an honest look at yourself in the mirror, plus asking colleagues and team members for productive input, whereby gaining a better understanding of your current leadership reality. Spend some time reflecting on the last year and consider your successes, as well as any short-falls. What worked? What didn’t and why? Any lessons learned you want to carry forward? After reflecting, here are a few thought-provoking questions to get you started on defining your LDP (Leadership Development Plan):

  • What does success look like, and feel like, for you and your team by the end of 2019?
  • Are you the leader you need to be to take yourself, your team, and organization to the next level?
  • If you could only choose one area of development to focus on – what would be most impactful for you, your team, and your organization? What if you could choose two areas of focus?

  • What do you want to be most proud of?

  • What do you want to do more of or less of?
  • Are you taking care of yourself?
  • What does support look like for you; and how about for your team?

I love this take-away, from reading the book by Astronaut Chris Hadfield, what really matters is not the value someone else assigns to a goal or task, but how you personally feel while accomplishing it!

With your thoughtful, realistic, personal leadership development goal defined, it’s time to craft your road map for success.
#BuildYourOwnRocket #ElevateYourGame
MDR is always here to support you in successfully elevating your game, call today for a Free Consultation.

Bring out the BEST in your Team with Everything DiSC® Management

Everything DiSC Management

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” – John Maxwell

Everything DiSC® Management

It’s no secret great managers and leaders are typically surrounded by great team members. However, to get the most out of your team, you need to be able to inspire the best from of each team member. Building a solid relationship with your direct reports is a great place to start. When each individual is motivated to perform at their best, your team has the potential to perform at its as well. Here are three ways leveraging Everything DiSC® Management can help you build solid relationships, while supporting your team in delivering their best results.

Discover Your Management Style

One of the incredible advantages of Everything DiSC® Management is, in addition to understanding each team member better, you’ll learn more about yourself and your management/communication style. It will help you take an empowered look into the mirror to understand your personality traits. Understanding your tendencies and what works, and doesn’t work for you, when it comes to how you lead each team member. This increased awareness can help you communicate more effectively and impact-fully. Everything DiSC® Management is focused on supporting you in managing your one-to-one relationships – beginning with you!  Understanding ourselves as leaders, can support us in being the type of leader each team member needs to support them in achieving their greatest potential.

Motivation and Development

In addition to building individual relationships and communication skills, you’ll understand how your behavioral preferences have a direct influence on your team’s work environment. It is a leader’s responsibility to create an environment where individual and collective motivation thrives. To do this effectively it is important to understand the motivational needs of each team member; what motivates and demotivates them, how do they like to be recognized, how do they deal with conflict; what does support look like for them? Once you have answered these questions, you will be well equipped to tailor your approach to maximizing their development.

Directing and Delegating

With this foundation of understanding, you will be able to direct and delegate tasks more effectively. You’ll understand your team’s priorities and preferences, how to advocate and get buy-in, and even how to approach conflict in a way that is productive versus destructive. You’ll be able to recognize their reactions and adjust your approach when necessary, supporting them in navigating through conflict in a way that adds value, fosters collective contribution and inspires responsible risk-taking.

Everything DiSC® Management is the easiest and most comprehensive way to bring out the best in your leadership and your team. Learn more about Everything DiSC® Management and get a free consultation by calling 1-800-351-3129 today. Improve your leadership skills and get the most out of your team with Everything DiSC® Management.