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 [...]

Knowing its Values Drives Effective Team Performance

By: Michèle Barnett Berg, Senior Vice President“Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.”Henry Ford, American Industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.”Steve Jobs, founder of AppleWise words from two great business leaders who created and led companies that have greatly impacted and changed the way we work, live and play. While their leadership [...]

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How to Manage Different Personalities

The workplace today is full of a variety of personalities. Whether you work in a traditional office environment, retail or even remotely, we are surrounded by people who have vastly different behaviors. These characteristics stem from an array of factors that include our environments and even generational tendencies. Personalities are a very big part of you we are, but there are other aspects of us as well – our health, intelligence, education, how we were [...]

5 Tips for Creating a Collaborative Workplace

Whether it’s a group of two or twenty, or if you are part of a task force, a virtual team, a new or long-term team member, everyone in today’s workplace is working in some form of a team. Results show organizations thrive when teamwork is at its best.   In recent research on talent management, the #1 issue for leadership is how to redesign their organizational structure to meet the demands of their workforce and business [...]

Assume Good Intentions

Easier said than done, right?! Sometimes when experiencing personal conflict, we jump to the top of our ladder and assume the other person is in the wrong. Or worse, they are trying to do us harm and damage our reputation. It can be challenging to press the internal pause button and assume the other person's intentions are good. Recently, I was coaching an executive through a difficult situation.  He and one of his teammates were [...]

Understanding and leveraging the three virtues of an ideal team player

Building a high performing and effective team with a strong culture is a challenge many companies face. When hiring, companies will often say that they look for a candidate that is a team player. However, many times they have not qualified what that really means and the definition may not be shared and endorsed by others or have competing factors like being in a rush to fill positions, creditability being given for having worked at [...]

Join the NEHRA Webinar Series on June 5th: Building an Effective Team that drives Innovation and Impact

Presented by Michèle Barnett Berg, MCG Partners Description Building effective teams takes focus, effort and discipline. Too often organizations leave things up to chance and are uneven in their approach. Many times organizations will say that they don’t have time to focus on team building activities or these activities are too “soft” when there are goals to achieve and deadlines to meet. However, taking a disciplined and structured approach to this process can There are [...]

Building a Winning Team

If you’re a football fan, like me, it’s an exciting time of year. Seasoned veterans are on the open market, young college talent is working hard to impress coaches for the upcoming draft, GM’s and coaches are putting in massive amounts of time to analyze and critique who they have, who they need, and what the competition will be doing. NFL teams alone spend over $75million a year just in the scouting process! Every sport [...]

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 [...]