Kat Schulte Blog Posts

5 Conversation Tools to Deepen Trust, Build Relationship, and Boost Engagement

In this blog Kat provides both rhythms and tools to deepen relationships with your people. As a result, you will see increased levels of trust, engagement and overall productivity.

The 6 Trust Fails

Discover the common trust fails that can hinder team dynamics and learn how to build a solid foundation of trust within your organization. From distractions and back channeling to lack of communication and inconsistency, these trust fails can have a significant impact on team collaboration and productivity. Explore practical strategies to overcome trust fails and create a culture of trust within your team. Don’t let trust fails hold your team back—unlock their full potential today.

The Power of Strengths-Based Leadership

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.

Rock the Check-In

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.

The 6 Trust Fails

The 6 Trust Fails

Discover the common trust fails that can hinder team dynamics and learn how to build a solid foundation of trust within your organization. From distractions and back channeling to lack of communication and inconsistency, these trust fails can have a significant impact on team collaboration and productivity. Explore practical strategies to overcome trust fails and create a culture of trust within your team. Don’t let trust fails hold your team back—unlock their full potential today.

Rock the Check-In

Rock the Check-In

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.

What’s Right With People

What’s Right With People

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.

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters

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.

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Why Managers Matter

Why Managers Matter

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?

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Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

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

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Good Gossip: A culture-building practice.

Good Gossip: A culture-building practice.

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.

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Weaving Love Into Work

Weaving Love Into Work

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.

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