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Happy Friday, everyone! The Good Doctors are back with their recap of Episode 3 ‘Windsor.’ We spend a lot of time in this episode with David, the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward and neither Dr. Donnelly or Dr. Hinson are very happy about it.......

Greetings from Philadelphia HQ, where we have been slowly melting into piles of goo from the insane humidity. I, in fact, am typing this to you as my new state as a melted person. Hello from the melty side.  In all seriousness, this was a......

Last week, I (Dr. Donnelly) attended an event hosted by Modern Wealth Concepts here in Philly, where Lauren Simmons was the keynote speaker. Lauren, for anyone who missed the story several months ago, is currently the only female trader on the floor of the New......

In our continuing efforts to provide timely insights into key issues for our clients, Abbey Research has designed a new feature for our weekly blogs. The Industry Insider blogs will specifically focus on industries with the potential for long-term client relationships. It is our goal......

The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 2 ‘Hyde Park Corner.’ There was a lot of movement in the plot, but most significantly, we get to see how quickly Elizabeth is thrust into the Monarchy with the sudden death of......

Hi all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays. I’m just back from a week’s vacation, so my list is mostly comprised of things I learned about or watched while on my holidays. Let’s jump in and see what I’ve got! ‘Miss Holmes’ While......

Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with Friyays duty this week. I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is pants here at ARHQ – thunderstorms, humidity, rapidly changing, and all together miserable for those of us with headache disorders. So this week has......

Following their analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale, the Good Doctors are back with their next academic recap and analysis of a popular TV show! They are tackling Netflix’s hit show The Crown, discussing gender roles, women in leadership, power, tradition, history, and a host of......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest installment of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Ann Marie O’Braskin, owner of Crafty Marketing. Watch the video below to gain insights into Ann Marie’s business and leadership philosophies! Learn more about Ann Marie’s......

This Summer we’ve already discussed the growing trend of Summer Fridays, as well as presenting the argument for a shorter work week. With the increase in jobs offering this perk to their employees over the past few years, it’s no surprise that other businesses are......

Hello faithful viewers! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 13 ‘The Word.’ Many thoughts have been shared about the season finale and we’re no exception. Prepare yourselves for a video that’s light on the analysis and heaving on the......

Hello everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson back here with my 5 top news bits for the week that was. You may have noticed that Dr. D did not contribute last week, but in fairness to her, she was literally on a plane half the week (and......

Throughout this summer, we are spending some time discussing the idea of taking Fridays off, a trend called Summer Fridays which is growing in popularity in the US. Exploring this concept begs the question – what are the potential benefits of a shorter work week,......

Hello all! The Good Doctors are here with their recap and analysis of Season 2, Episode 12 ‘Postpartum.’ Most of this episode fell into Dr. Donnelly’s wheelhouse, so Dr. Hinson took over the recap before handing over the reigns (so many mixed metaphors). Dr. Donnelly......

I (Dr. Donnelly) was surfing channels in my hotel room recently when I stumbled upon the following short documentary. It chronicles the journey of Patrima Sherpa, a Nepalese woman seeking to become the first pro woman golfer in her nation’s history. Ms. Sherpa was raised......

Greetings, faithful viewers! The Good Doctors are back with their episode recap and analysis of Episode 11 ‘Holly.’ Aside from being blown away by the sheer power of women, Dr. Donnelly didn’t have much from her end. She tackles the recap and Dr. Hinson spends......

Aloha, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson here, returned from my travels (for now) and back with my top 5 items of interest for this week. It was a bit of an odd week with the 4th falling smack in the middle, but as ever we’re......

Helllllllllloooooo everyone! (I hope you heard that in the Mrs. Doubtfire voice, right after she puts the whipped cream on her face, for that is how I intended it.) Happy end of June! How is 2018 half-way over? The days are long, but the months......

The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 10 ‘The Last Ceremony.’ Trigger warning: this video contains discussions of graphic rape and sexual assault. This video is a bit shorter, with Drs. Donnelly and Hinson both fresh from watching the episode.......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest installment of our Leadership Voices series. Watch below to learn more about Andrea Layne, the fabulous work she does at Creative Spring, and her own thoughts on leadership in business. To learn even more you can find......

Hello, dear readers! The Good Doctors are back with their academic recap and analysis of Episode 9, ‘Smart Power.’ A whole lot of stuff happened in this episode, so Dr. Hinson breaks it all down in her recap, throws in a few quick bits about......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson coming to you for my 5 Friyays this week! As you read this, I am currently on a wee vacation in Ireland before attending a conference in Belfast next week, so I’ve written this list a few days in advance.......

Since The Good Doctors are academics working a business world, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to translate our research to a wide range of audiences. With this in mind, I’ve put together my list of top tips for taking your research......

In Aly Raisman’s memoir, Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, Raisman delivers a powerful message of self-awareness particularly aimed at adolescent girls. However, since I have a sinking suspicion that our teenage insecurities stay with us for our entire lives, this book is good......

The Good Doctors are back again with their academic recap and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale Episode 8 ‘A Woman’s Work.’ There was some very serious material in this episode, mostly in Dr. Donnelly’s wheelhouse, so Dr. Hinson took over the recap duties and then......

Hiya all! It’s Dr. Donnelly here with your Friyays coverage this week. For anyone who caught our HMT recap, you know that I’ve been traveling to one of our sister companies this week, in my capacity as member of the ownership team. Thus, I spent......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest video of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Laura Templeton of 30 Second Success. Laura talks through how she got started, why you should ditch the pitch, and delves into her own leadership philosophy!......

Since The Good Doctors work with both businesses and non profit organizations, we have to navigate between the two seemingly disparate worlds to serve all our clients. In reflecting on some of the major issues facing our potential clients, we have realized there are striking......

Hello, dear readers!! The Good Doctors are back with their academic analysis and recap of Episode 7 for this season of The Handmaid’s Tale! This episode certainly moved the plot but didn’t hold a lot of thematic content for Drs. Donnelly and Hinson. They still......

Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson here with this weeks’ 5 Friyays! I’m taking a page from Dr. Donnelly’s book and doing a bit of a different list this week. I just turned the page on my quote calendar and today’s quote is “Music washes away......

It’s summertime here at AR HQ and we’ll be spending some time on our blog talking about all the hot button issues of working through the slower, warmer, nicer, summer months. If you search through most social media sites on a Friday afternoon (which many......

Dr. Donnelly here this week with our celebration of awesome. I had a weird May – did anyone else? I traveled a lot, spent some time in waiting rooms, and did my fair share of hurrying up and waiting, so I barged through quite a......

Hello, fellow HMT fanatics! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 6 ‘First Blood’ – we’re almost half way through the season! In this video, Drs. Donnelly and Hinson pepper their analysis in through the recap, since this episode didn’t give......

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Hello, dear HMT fans! The Good Doctors are back with their analysis of Episode 5. They both had so much to say that they did two separate videos. Part 1 includes their synopsis and Dr. Hinson’s analysis of the imprisonment narratives, specifically arguing that love......

  Hello, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson back with you for a varied list of top 5 news stories this week. So many things caught my eye this week but these are the stories I most wanted to highlight. The Irish Referendum Since Dr. Donnelly......

  Season 2, Episode 4: Other Women Hello, dear readers! The Good Doctors are back with their latest academic recap of The Handmaid’s Tale Episode 4 ‘Other Women.’ And what an episode it was! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson wade through their pages and pages of......

  Dr. Donnelly here with this week’s Friyay coverage. It was mostly a quiet week around ARHQ and The Good Doctors were busy putting plans into motion for surprises coming your way later in the year. I read a lot and so we’re light on videos......

Greetings, all! We’re back again this week with our latest edition of our Leadership Voices vlog. This week Dr. Donnelly chats with Katelyn Lesk, an online health and fitness coach based in Pittsburgh. Katelyn has a background in tech and is also working to tell......

Season 2, Episode 3: Baggage Are yinz ready for our next video recap and analysis?? How are you holding up with these first few episodes? Take a deep breath before you dive into our analysis of the third episode of season 2 for Hulu’s The......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my list of 5 favorites new stories from the week that was. It’s been a busy week here for us at Abbey Research but a couple fun stories caught my eye and were worthy enough to make the......

Greetings, dear readers! Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday the 13th, I wanted to hop on the old blog and share a couple leadership lessons I’ve learned from my fabulous Mum. Parents ‘lead’ their children, and in some cases, instill ideals of leadership, even through......

Dr. Donnelly here, y’all! As you may remember from last week, The Good Doctors kicked off the week by seeingHamilton, and Dr. Hinson warned you that this may be an All Hamilton All The Time Friyays. Sorry/not sorry, it kind of is, but I will......

Season 2, Episode 2: ‘Unwomen’ Hello, fellow Handmaid’s analysts, aficionados, and fans! We’re back with our video analysis of Episode 2, ‘Unwomen.’ The episode was dark and full of terrors (literally and metaphorically) as we followed Emily in the Colonies and June wherever she is......

Hello, dear readers and viewers! We’re back with another installment of our Leadership Voices series! This week we return to our video interviews and Dr. Donnelly chats with Diane Danforth, the founder of Americat Company. Americat sells made in America cat products that are made......

Well hello, everyone! We hope you’ve recovered from the launch of Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. The first two episodes dropped this week and yesterday The Good Doctors took to Facebook Live to collectively shake their heads and break down the key moments from......

Greetings all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with you for this week’s edition of my top 5 Friyays! I hope you’ve had a good week, as we’ve finally crawled toward spring weather, we’re getting ready to close out another busy month for Abbey Research! I’ve got quite......

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1 Recap Greetings, dear readers! We’re really excited to launch our next installment of Handmaid’s Tale content this week, in line with the release of Hulu’s Emmy Award Winning show later this evening! If you missed our Season 1 content,......

We are in the throws of what I (Dr. Donnelly) am referring to as HamilWeek – The Good Doctors, along with some favorites, are off to see the phenomenon known as Hamilton this coming Sunday in New York. Excitement doesn’t really cover it, folks, I need to......

Hello everyone! Congratulations on making it to Friday. Whatever this week was for you, we hope you can take at least a few minutes over the next few days to breathe and find rest. I’ve got Friyay duty this week, as Dr. Hinson is off......

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s hard to believe we’re half-way through the month of April, the year is flying by here at Abbey Research! It’s Dr. Hinson back with you for my 5 Friyays. There was a lot to talk about this week, so let’s see......

Hello, dear readers! It’s Dr. H here with you and today I’m delving into my personal experiences in the art world, to bring you some key lessons I’ve learned about creativity. If you don’t already know, creativity is our Q2 intention (if you missed our......

We spent March looking at women; historical rulers, current heroes, and issues facing them in public spaces. We focused a bit on it in a series of videos and one of the particular foci of the discussion regarded pay equity. If this is not an issue......

I, Dr. Donnelly, was wandering through my library several weeks back and a bright red book caught my eye. That’s What She Said: What Men Need To Know (And Women Need To Tell Them) about Working Together by Joanne Lipman was released earlier this year and could......

Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here and I’m on Friyay duty this week. This was not a week of great focus for me, I need to admit. March was a rough month for me (more about that at the end), and so the start of April......

WARNING: If rape, sexual assault, or sexual violence are triggering for you, please watch this video with care and caution.  Hello from our proverbial soapboxes! In our Hot(ish) Takes, Dr. Donnelly and I spend a few minutes unpacking an important issue that we’ve been thinking......

This quarter, we’re focusing on creativity as an intention of leadership and letting Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc be our driving text. Dr. Donnelly will be running this book club this quarter each Monday through Facebook Live. Catmull identifies four stages to the creative leadership process and we’ll......

Greetings, dear readers! Today’s Leadership Voices vlog features Dr. Donnelly’s chat with Pamela Israel of Unlock Your History. Featuring another business from the Pittsburgh region, Pamela offers translation and history services, researching family trees and family documents. Unlock Your History also provides the social, historical,......

Since yesterday marked National Reconciliation Day, I (Dr. Hinson) thought it would be an opportune time to talk about ways that the concept of restorative justice can help resolve office conflicts. Restorative justice is principle used around the world as an alternative form to criminal......

Happy Friday, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson back again curating my list of 5 favorite new stories from the week that was! It’s a short week for AR since today is Good Friday and we hope that whatever your beliefs or practices you find moments......

We spent the month of March highlighting and celebrating incredible women. We know we wrote a lot, and posted a lot, and we want to make sure you didn’t miss anything. So here’s our Top Five Blogs for the month. Want more content?Sign up for......

In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President of LIberia, making her the first female head of state on the continent of Africa. Her victory was hailed as a milestone for women, Liberia, and the entire continent. Her administration lasted 12 years, and the conversation in......

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to our third and final installment of our Women in Ireland video series! Each week we’ve shared with you leading voices of women researchers working in and on Ireland. Our final interview with Dr. Órfhlaith Campbell goes beyond the first two,......

Y’all, I am so over snow I can’t even with it. Dr. Hinson and I both are, but I will be your primary whiner today. Nor’easters keep topsy turvying plans and it’s making me feel like I never know what day it is since meetings......

Hello, dear readers! We’re back today with another video installment of our Leadership Voices series! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly speaks with Sara Jane Lowry, a business and leadership coach and consultant in the Pittsburgh area. Sara Jane has extensive experience in a range of......

Hi everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here with you today to talk about our third non-Western women ruler! We’ve been celebrating awesome and inspiring women throughout Women’s History Month with particular attention to stories of lesser known women. Our third installment is a divisive figure in......

Greetings all! We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day weekend (if you celebrated) and that you’ve recovered in time for Monday morning work. We’re coming to you with our second edition of our Women in Ireland series, covering women researchers working on the......

Dia dhuit (dee-yah gwitch), dear readers! That’s Irish for ‘hello’ or ‘God be with you’ more specifically! It’s Dr. Hinson, AR’s resident Irish-American coming to you today for a very special, St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5 Friyays. Having both spent over 5 years living on the......

Just like last week’s lady who leads, I found out about this historical queen from a book, except this time it was a non-fiction treatment. Sarah’s Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes tells the story of how Hawaii came to be part of the United States and there were a......

  Hello, dear readers! Since Dr. Donnelly and I both spent several years on the island of Ireland doing our PhD research and living our lives, we are particularly connected to that tiny piece of rock in the Atlantic. As part of our month-long celebration of......

Why helllloooooo everyone and welcome to the March 9th edition of 5 Friyays! Dr. Donnelly at the helm today, and I’m excited to tell you about some of the rad things that crossed my eyeballs this week. Spoiler alert: they’re going to be all about......

Greetings, dear readers! If you watched my Facebook Live yesterday, you heard me talk about how as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month we’ll be bringing you four amazing stories of non-Western women rulers! These are stories that as white American women Dr.......

In this installment of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Mary Jayne McCullough, the Founder and Director of Global Wordsmiths. Dr. Donnelly learned a lot about efforts to improve language proficiency in the Pittsburgh region, and Mary Jayne spoke to the importance of understanding the......

I (Dr. Donnelly) am pretty well known for not being afraid to speak truth to bullshit. My rants are well known among my friends and I usually have limited patience for the wholesale dismissal of the truth – which is Brene Brown’s definition of bullshit.......

In this edition of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly chats with Dr. Kathrine McAleese of Mind to Win. Dr. McAleese is an expert in mindset training – understanding the power of your brain to achieve or thwart your goals. This is also the debut of LV......

Happy Friday, Happy March, and Happy Women’s History Month everybody! It is a blustery but sunny day here in the city of bridges – I hope wherever you are reading this from you are trying to enjoy the view! I’ve got a hoppin’ selection of......

Hello, dear readers! Dr. Donnelly was meant to take this final installment of black ladies who lead for our celebration of Black History Month, but due to some last minute changing deadlines, I (Dr. Hinson) am back with you again! This week I decided to......

Dr. Donnelly here, with the Friyays of the week. It’s been an odd one around here; I spent 1/2 in Philly and 1/2 in Pittsburgh and that shaking of the routine has meant my rhythms are all wonky! How do you deal with that –......

Hey all – it’s Dr. Hinson here with our third installment of Ladies Who Lead during Black History Month. We’ve already talked about the personal impact of two leading black women, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Today I’m shifting focus to talk about an inspiring......

Today in Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly chats with Kathy Marcino, who owns and operates KMM Disc Consulting. She specializes in sales coaching and human behavior, using the DISC model, to help improve communication, enhance productivity, and increase sales effectiveness. We’re so thrilled to share Kathy’s......

“Missus, see here, what do you think of our politics?” The question was posed to me by a student in one of my* sociology classes in Belfast. I had gotten versions of it for years – in pubs, in church halls, in living rooms. Northern......

We’re going to try something new with this chapter – I went live on FB in two chunks to talk through this concept and I’ve put both videos below. Let me know – do you like the videos or the blogs better? Part One: People......

Happy Friday, folks! It’s Dr. Hinson coming to you today from AR HQ in Philly. Dr Donnelly and I have been out ‘in the wild’ this week from Doylestown and King of Prussia, to City Hall and back, so my top 5 are as broad......

She needs no introduction. Queen Oprah has been a force in American culture for my (Dr. Donnelly) entire life and has shaped more of how we speak to each other and think about each other than I think we admit. Last week, Dr. Hinson talked......

Hi everyone! We’re about 1/2 way through the quarter and I wanted to do a quick check-in. The best chunks of Braving the Wilderness are yet to come and they’re also the meatiest. The ideas that Dr. Brown wrestles with and throws out are not for the......

If you have followed ANY of our social media this week, you may be aware that we’re excited about the Eagles Super Bowl win! Dr. Donnelly may or may not have stopped breathing several times on Sunday evening and has not really been focused this......

In this edition of Leadership Voices, Jenny Salisbury talks about leadership in fundraising and the importance of collaboration. Jenny is the Director of the Bucks County Community College Foundation , which raises money for scholarships and special projects for the school. She oversees all the......

“I think that if we really want to break it down, that non-black filmmakers have had many, many years and many, many opportunities to tell many, many stories about themselves, and black filmmakers have not had as many years, as many opportunities, as many films......

  “We don’t derive our strength from our rugged individualism, but rather from our collective ability to plan, communicate, and work together. Our neural, hormonal, and genetic makeup support interdependence over independence… we are wired for belonging” — Brene Brown As I went to type......

Greetings all, it’s Dr. Hinson coming to you from Pittsburgh with our latest installment of 5 Friyays! Happy Groundhog’s Day to you all – isn’t it nice to know we only have 6 weeks till Spring (or 6 weeks left of Winter)? I guess Phil......

Every month, we send out a newsletter with all of our content recapped so we make sure you don’t miss a thing. It includes videos we released, mini-courses we produced, some of our best Instagram graphics, the whole nine. We call it our Research Digest......

The final letter we need to cover in our Fresh Year, Fresh Start series is T and it stands for TIMELY. We’ve already covered strategic, measurable, achievable, and relatable, so if you missed those, make sure to catch up. Timeliness is a two-fold focus. First,......

Hellooooooo! Dr. Donnelly here with this week’s edition of Friyays. As I write this, the city of Philadelphia is enthralled with our Eagles, as they are Super Bowl bound! We haven’t had a championship in this city in 10 years and the Eagles haven’t won......

  Welcome back to our Fresh Year, Fresh Start series. We’ve covered making goals strategic, measurable, and achievable. We have two more letters to go: relatable and timely. The “R” in SMART usually stands for things like ‘relevant’ – making sure that they make sense......

So far in our Fresh Year, Fresh Start series, we’ve covered the importance of making goals specific and measurable. Now we’re doing to dive into the A: achievable. Just like the graphic says, this part of the process is not for shooting for the stars.......

In today’s Leadership Voices, we’re talking to Rebecca Kahn, the owner of RebeccaFit Life Coaching and Training. She focuses on fitness of mind and body, and how the two integrate to help people become the best versions of themselves. Rebecca has great thoughts on leadership......

Happy Friday, folks! It’s Dr. Hinson here with our latest installment of 5 Friyays – my list of 5 newsworthy stories from the week that was. Following Dr. Donnelly’s focus on oration last week, this week is admittedly a bit more scattered. I am busy......

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