The Impact of Leadership: An Sneak Peek Into Our Development Programs

Our straightforward approach to leadership development doesn’t start with what is working or not working on your teams. It starts with you, the leader. The impacts of good and bad leadership will radiate from the source. It all begins and ends with us. Our custom leadership development programs begin here, at the source, and expand outward to include effectively managing people and creating a strong culture.

We first work on the leader’s self-awareness, identifying their tendencies, strengths, and skill gaps. It’s an art and a science to support and coach people to peak performance, and the key is first to understand how to bridge the differences in communication styles.

Once we’ve expanded self-awareness, we work on understanding people and how to stretch them to their potential. We teach the skills needed to build a collaborative, cohesive culture. A musketeer team, I like to call it! #AllForOne

With your unique challenges in mind, we can also add on elements like sales training, how to hire top talent, and more. Whatever you’re struggling with, we are here to support you and elevate your leadership impact!

Whether you’re an up-and-coming leader or an owner, this training will grease the wheels and yield a substantial return on investment. Think greater employee buy-in, happier customers, more productive and transparent communication, and a team that’s comfortable with growth and change. Among many other benefits!

Reach out to me directly or visit our LDP page for more information.

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Workplace Culture Data Shows Decline in Employee Engagement

"Create a culture of cohesion and cooperation that is limitless."

O.C. Tanner’s Global Culture Report for 2024 shows that the average engagement score in organizations is down. This could be due to many reasons, but what stands out in the research is an immediate need to center organizations more around people, focus on empathetic leadership, and build a stronger workplace culture.
2024 Global Culture Report from O.C. Tanner

This is why we always talk about company culture. In a fast-paced, stressful environment, like in many of today’s startups, a great company culture can be the glue that holds the team together and motivates people to continue showing up each day and working towards common goals. But this same environment often suffers from toxic subcultures, especially as companies grow and scale. Without continued focus on culture, leaders can inadvertently foster false harmony and division where there should be cooperation and innovation.

The report also highlights the powerful impact of empathy and agility.

“Organizations that truly see, hear, and value employees can turn empathy from a buzzword into an impactful, teachable practice and create environments where people know they’re valued and respond with loyalty and great work.”

We’ve seen massive shifts these past few years in workplace policies, philosophies, and structure, as well as shifts in the demographics, skill sets, and values of employees. What is critical for organizations now is to approach future changes with people as the first priority. Fortunately, it’s absolutely possible to create teams and cultures where employees want to come, do their best work, and stay, even in the face of ongoing change.

Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you build a thriving culture.

#LeadershipDevelopment #TeamDevelopment #Veterinarians #CommercialAgriculture

Leading From the Middle: Why Middle Management is So Important

Scott Mautz’s book, Leading from the Middle, highlights a critical leadership need that organizations often overlook. Anyone who reports to someone and has someone reporting to them must lead from the middle. This can be really messy, since middle management is full of contradictions and opposing agendas, as Scott says in the book.

Here’s why this is so important. Scott points out that
– Middle managers can impact as much as 22% of revenue.
– Replacing a bad middle manager increases productivity by 12%.
– Employees with a strong middle leader are 20% less likely to leave when offered another job.

But there is a particular mindset and skillset necessary for influencing 360 degrees – up, down, and across one’s organization. This position is one of the most important and impactful, so why aren’t we paying more attention to it?

Scott compares this extremely tricky position to being a fish in a fishbowl. “Maneuvering in the middle of an oversized fishbowl, all eyes privy to my every movement. Surrounded, yet lonely. Pressure from all sides; the weight of water. Watching other fish with their own agenda zip by while I labored to remain steady and purposeful in the middle of it all.”

As a former middle manager, it’s so important to me to help other leaders develop self-awareness and become epic coaches. Even on teams within teams or from the messy middle, leaders have the potential to drive people and organizational results and build a high-performing, collaborative culture. While it may seem that being stuck in the middle inhibits what you can do or accomplish as a leader, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

We have built some amazing training programs that can tackle this particular challenge for leaders. Learn more by reaching out to us.

#MiddleManagement #LeadershipDevelopment #PeoplePerformance #PeopleScience

Everything DiSC: The Truth Speaker

The Truth Speaker is a straight shooter and confident thinker. They are willing to question inferior ideas and give critical feedback. And if they don’t come right out and tell you what they’re thinking? Don’t worry…their body language will let you know!

Are you a truth speaker at work?
How do we best leverage the strengths of a Truth Speaker in tandem with say, an Ad-Libber?

With the awareness and understanding that comes with using Everything DiSC on Catalyst…

The Truth-Speaker becomes less closed-off and more open to others’ ideas, willing to consider a variety of thoughts and input. Meanwhile, The Ad-Libber takes a more realistic view of the situation, exercising more perceptive judgment in the strengths and abilities of others.

Learn more about each style, how they can work together, and the power of DiSC:
Everything DiSC Office of Unicorns

Reach out to us to get started and learn your own DiSC style. We’ve got in-person AND virtual options: MDR: Everything DiSC Workplace

#LivetoLead #EverythingDiSC #Catalyst #MondayMotivation

MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™.

Everything DiSC: The Truth Speaker

The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation – Summer Sessions Now Open

The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation powered by Everything DiSC: A Wiley Brand – an exceptional virtual training course to build on your experience as a facilitator. #ExpandYourToolboxes

Check out our summer sessions, now open! Starting June 9 & July 20 – https://lnkd.in/gndxQN7

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Facilitator Accreditation is designed to increase your knowledge of The Five Behaviors™ model and skill in facilitating meaningful, sometimes challenging, conversations with teams. It takes another level of skill to turn a disengaged team into a highly engaged one. Don’t just lead workshops – inspire your participants!

#LivetoLead #The5Bs #CohesiveTeams #Teamwork #VirtualTeams #Facilitator
MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Partner for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™.

Navigating Adversity with a Leadership Mindset

Navigating adversity requires individuals – at all levels – to operate with a leadership mindset. But which leadership skills do people need most?

PXT Select™ is a dynamic pre-hire assessment and a complete game-changer when it comes to maximizing an individual’s contribution to your organization. Yes it’s a tool for hiring, BUT it’s also a leadership tool that that can be used throughout your employee’s lifecycle.

Right fit, right role – Employee engagement – Development – Employee Relations – Coaching & Feedback – Leadership.
This program is all-encompassing. A real roots-to-leaves approach. #GetStarted #InvestInYourPeople

Sign up for one of our free PXT Select virtual showcases to discover more: https://lnkd.in/gjMNMQj

#LivetoLead #PXTSelect #LeadershipMatters #Mindset #Teams
MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is an Authorized Partner for PXT Select™.

 

Everything DiSC® Workplace© Facilitator Certification – Virtual Training!

What if Y-O-U can be the catalyst for change in an organization?

Becoming certified as a facilitator means you’ll help teams understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with, AND learn how to leverage their unique styles for the collective good of the team.

Everything DiSC® Workplace© profiles can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. #EveryStyleMatters

Sign up for the next virtual training here, or #CallUs!
https://lnkd.in/gU84cby

#LivetoLead #EverythingDiSC #Catalyst #WorkplaceCulture #TrainingOnline #ItStartsWithYou #BeAnEpicCoach

MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Partner of Everything DiSC® Workplace©.

Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator Certification – MAY 4

Are you a fan of Everything DiSC tools and want to become a certified facilitator? Are you passionate about leadership and want to help teams connect on a deeper level?

The next Everything DiSC® Workplace CERTIFICATION training course begins May 4! #CheckItOut #GetCertified

You’ll learn how to customize programs to meet the needs of various groups and how to navigate challenging scenarios during sessions.

Sign up here:

https://mdrleadershipacademy.com/events-page/everything-disc-workplace-certification/everything-disc-workplace-facilitator-certification-live-session-dates-288-387

#LivetoLead #EverythingDiSC #Teams #ExpandYourToolboxes #LeadershipDevelopment #TrainingEvents

MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®.

The Everything DiSC® Management CERTIFICATION

Calling All Managers! Bring out the BEST in your people, no matter where they are in their journey. #FireUpUrEngines #LivetoLead

The Everything DiSC® Management CERTIFICATION starts at the end of March!

Increase the effectiveness of anyone in a management role in your organization. Participants deepen their understanding of themselves, their direct reports, and their own managers using the DiSC model, while learning how their management style influences their approach to decision making and problem solving. Incredible, right?

Learn More & Sign Up here:
https://mdrleadershipacademy.com/events-page/everything-disc-management-certification/everything-disc-management-facilitator-certification

#RockOn #Management #ManagingManagers #Teams #EverythingDiSC #Leadership #EpicCoaching