Announcing the Launch of our Newly Designed Website

We are excited to announce the launch of MCG Partners newly designed website-www.mcgpartners.com! Our goal with this new designed website is create a user-friendly experience for our trusted and valued customers and business partners. The updated site includes changes to navigation, with a better user experience for both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure, so you’ll find more easily what you are looking for. There are many smaller but important changes [...]

Can You Handle the Truth?

We all struggle with giving and receiving feedback. It can hit an emotional cord or remind us of an awful experience. Unfortunately we have all been on the receiving end of feedback that wasn’t delivered effectively. However, receiving feedback is one of the most transformational gifts we can receive, so why is it so difficult to give and receive? A key responsibility of any manager is to provide open, honest, direct and transparent feedback to [...]

Prioritize Yourself

Just a quick blog post for you today because, well, I’m busy! I don’t know about you but, my schedule has been super jam-packed since the start of the year.  Which, is really a good thing.  Intellectually I know this.  But, I’m starting to feel a little crazed.  I find myself double-booked, forgetful of minor details, and, have the general feeling that a ball is about to be dropped.  By me!  It’s a very [...]

By |2018-06-02T10:21:28+00:00March 21st, 2018|Coaching, Prioritizing tasks|0 Comments

John Griffith Joins MCG Partners as Vice President of Consulting Services

BOSTON, March 8, 2018 – MCG Partners, a Greater Boston-based management-consulting group, today announced the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of MCG Partners, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management training, and eLearning solutions. “I was drawn to MCG Partners’ culture of authenticity and results,” said Griffith. “I’m looking forward to [...]

The Power of Reflection

By Riley McDonough, Executive Coach The great leadership development guru Warren Bennis once said that “leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality”. He went on further to say “it is the job of the leader to develop a vision, establish what matters and why, and set the direction and inspire”. It’s hard to argue with the logic and brilliance of that statement, which he made over 20 years ago, but just how do [...]

Inspirational Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty

As a coach who regularly works with senior level business executives, I’m often asked the question “from your perspective, what does it take to become an inspirational leader”? […]

My Phone, My Friend, My Foe: Five Day Phone Challenge

We have all heard of and maybe have tried to address habit changing challenges. The 21 Day Fix, 30 day ab challenge, fit arms in fifteen, etc.…. People track their eating and exercise in journals to better understand their patterns and derailers. This type of personal accountability is made easier with the assistance of a plan or coach. Now I ask you have you ever tracked your phone/technology activity?Trends demonstrate that people are reacting more [...]

Onboarding: Accelerating Your Most Valuable Assets—Your People

It’s a new year and many companies are looking at open positions, talent management and succession planning. One area that we see clients struggle with is having a comprehensive onboarding approach.  Typically, companies invest heavily in their process upfront to attract and recruit talent but when it comes to having a dedicated and comprehensive effort to onboard these employees to their new roles there is often a lack of attention.What do most employees want?When we [...]

Beware The Time Change Or Not!

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6th.  Halloween will be over, the holidays imminent, and snow is around the corner. For many the time change signals the start of a long, dark winter. This year why not take the scare out of the time change and turn it into an opportunity.  In the spring we “spring forward” and clean out our closets, clear out the garage, wash the windows, etc.  This fall adopt [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:07:06+00:00October 25th, 2016|Coaching, Prioritizing tasks|0 Comments

Stress and Its Impact – 8 Ways to Manage Stress

We know that living under stressful conditions has emotional and often physical consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? How can we better manage stress and pressure and how it impacts how we make decisions and interact with others? Researchers at Yale University have an answer. They found that stress reduces areas of the brain responsible for [...]

By |2018-05-24T21:33:02+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Coaching, Managing Stress|0 Comments