It is no surprise that we love talking about strengths around here. And while we love talking with individuals about their strengths, we are even more excited about the magic that happens when the power of strengths is utilized at the team and organizational level.
Kat Schulte Blog Posts
The check- in. This simple but often overlooked management practice holds the potential to revolutionize work together in unexpected ways. Here is a fresh structure to help you ROCK check-ins with your team.
Employee Engagement – the level of enthusiasm and dedication a worker feels toward their job – is on the agenda of business leaders now more than ever. We know that engaged employees are more productive, healthier, and contribute to healthier workplace cultures. And yet there is much to discover for how to truly impact the engagement of our people.
Messages we shout from the rooftops at AG Collaborative are that anyone can be a leader and that everyone has influence. And while we believe what we shout, we hold with it the tension that women are not afforded a seat at the table as often as their male counterparts. According to the Institute for Women’s leadership, while over 55% of the workforce is women, women hold only 24% of senior leadership positions.
We’ve got a mess in the middle of our organizations. The majority of high-potential people hit a development ceiling as individual contributors and have the choice to take a leap into management. They are so good at what they do, the next right thing is to manage others doing the same work, right?
If the great resignation and labor shortages have taught us anything, may it be the value of the HUMANS who work on our teams. We can have an excellent business model or amazing strategy, but without people, we stall out fast. We all instinctively know the value of an amazing employee, teammate, or partner – they are priceless. They can make or break a customer experience, our work culture, our lives
In a world of data and dollars, wellbeing can feel a bit irrelevant — or at least foggy, elusive, and hard to track. Put simply, wellbeing is a measure of people’s ability to live a life they value. And it matters. A lot.
Gossip is a culture killer, for sure. But if done in an alternative way, your team will be well-served by integrating this new “good gossip” deeply into your team rhythms. Here’s the deal: We are often blind to our greatest strengths. The very distinctive qualities that make up our unique blend of human often go unnoticed or unappreciated, and thus undeveloped and underutilized.
References to “self-care” in popular culture are often actually pointing to self-soothing practices. Both are meaningful, and it is important we know the difference. Popular #selfcare ideas- bubble baths, candles, tea are self-soothers. They relieve tension, stress, or anxiety in the moment. True self-care, on the other hand, is long term habits that build our resilience against stress and burnout.