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Organizational Health with Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni, founder of The Table Group and author of several best-sellers, often hosts webinars discussing popular topics addressed in his books or rampant in the business industry in general. His latest webinar, The Competitive Advantage, focuses on the value of Organizational Health, what it is, and how to achieve it. Being a longterm admirer of Lencioni, MECC immediately signed up. Here’s what we learned: What is it? Simply put, the concept of Organizational Health uses a model of four…

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Staying Productive

At MECC we’re always looking for ways to increase our productivity and efficiency, especially during the summertime. As we continue to navigate the balance between work and personal time, productivity is the secret ingredient. Our team tries to take time for the things we enjoy outside of working like spending time with our families, spending time outside, and traveling. To make time for all of the things we enjoy, we’re exploring how to work less while maintaining the same degree…

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Qualities of Great Leaders

At MECC, we’re always inspired by great leadership. In our work, with our partners, and in people we meet along the way, we’ve come to realize that great leaders share certain qualities. Even in our budding work with DiSC and Five Behaviors, it’s easy to see that the underlying foundations of successful teams and their members are the same ones that make great leaders just that, great. Here are some of the qualities we see the most in leaders we greatly…

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Simon Sinek on Great Leaders

Our work at MECC gives us the opportunity to work with many different organizations, teams, and leaders. This month we’re exploring what makes a leader a successful one. In his TedTalk, Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe, Simon Sinek explores the evolution of true leadership and what it means to lead. Sinek’s TedTalk isn’t only for people in positions of power, but for all people who aspire to do great work. Here are the main takeaways from Sinek’s TedTalk…

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Introducing DiSC and Five Behaviors

A Word from MECC Meghan I’m most looking forward to offering these tools to our partners as a means to build strong communication and strengthen teamwork. These personalized assessments allow for self-examination as well as a deeper reflection into a group’s dynamics, flagging the strengths as well as the opportunities. The resulting individualized reports offer insights, suggestions and action ideas that can be applied immediately.  It is a thorough, research-driven platform that allows us to dig deeper, faster into the…

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Recognizing and Understanding Your Triggers

To those who’ve been active in resisting the tumultuous transition of one White House administration to another, the word “trigger” might make sense. For others, it might seem irrelevant. Throughout the election and inauguration season, people have had different reactions- some have taken to protesting to show their resistance to the administration and while some write their praise, others remain silent. Exploring what causes people to respond to the same situation differently lies much deeper than politics. When something in…

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What is Trauma and Why Does it Matter?

When you see “trauma” what comes to mind? Maybe you can still feel pain from your own past traumas. Perhaps you paint a picture of what you know it to be or what you think it might be. For some, we might think of personal, individual experiences, and for others, we see a collective experience characterized by pain or deep powerlessness. The difficulty in defining exactly what trauma is, lies in its complexity and its ability to live within individuals,…

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Tools for Trauma

Capacitar, an international network working in more than 35 countries, specializes in teaching and sharing wellness practices to empower the citizens of the world. Inspired by their work, mission and dedication to wholeness, we are sharing some of Capacitar’s tools for addressing and healing trauma and the many ways it presents itself in our bodies, brains, and emotional wellbeing. In previous blogs, we’ve shared Tai Chi practices and Holds, which are healing exercises also used by Capacitar- you find those…

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Diversity in the Workplace

Think about the people who push you to be creative, who challenge your thinking, and introduce you to new ideas- are they just like you? No, not usually. One of the best gifts of our work is to be able to partner with and serve a diverse group of people. We are constantly being challenged to improve, to try new methods and to lean into uncomfortable but important conversations. Growth often comes when we embrace what is unfamiliar to us,…

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Leading by Example: Talking about Race in the Workplace

As race relations in America gain nightly news attention, so has it inspired people to start talking, acting, and marching. The Black Lives Matter initiative is more than just a hashtag, and says less about race and more about inclusion, equality, and what our society means when it says, “united we stand.” As we move deeper into the conversation, race relations too moves out of the nightly news and into our daily lives, our homes, our workplaces. People with platforms…

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