Practice over Perfection

Practice over Perfection

Practice Over PerfectionLean into hard conversations and be committed to repairby Courtney Simmons | March 2024If I had a magic wand, I would take away the commitment we have to avoid mistakes at all costs. It makes sense that mistakes make us feel yucky and horrible. The brain activates pain centers for ego pain similar to actual physical pain....

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The Magic of Group Coaching

The Magic of Group Coaching

The Magic of Group CoachingA peek inside one of the rarest places in the [corporate] world.by Kari Bergman | February 2024 “I had no idea I was capable of experiencing my work any other way. It wasn’t that long ago that I spent most of my time frustrated with my team members and feeling like I needed to step in all of the time to make sure they...

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My Journey from Solo to Team

My Journey from Solo to Team

My Journey from Solo to TeamUnlocking the Magic of Collective Strengthsby Chrissy Heyne | November 2023In June of 2020, like so many people, I was laid off from my job due to the pandemic. I was fortunate enough to get a severance, which gave me the parachute I needed to explore a baby dream I had been mulling over for years: working for myself....

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Do I belong here? The #1 Reason Employees Leave or Stay

Do I belong here? The #1 Reason Employees Leave or Stay

Do I belong here? The #1 Reason Employees Leave or StayCommunity, belonging and fulfillment in the modern workplaceby Kari Bergman | October 2023A couple of months ago, I found myself shoulder to shoulder with a group of people interested in the latest insights for creating great workplace cultures. When I registered for the event, I was hoping...

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The Power of Positive Leadership

The Power of Positive Leadership

The Power of Positivity in LeadershipHow to Train Your Brain to Look for the Goodby Chrissy Heyne | September 2023The average person spends 90,000 hours of their life at work. In contrast, we spend about 8,000 socializing with friends. That’s… really something to consider. I happen to be someone who is obsessed with how to make those 90,000 hours...

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A Group Coaching Reflection from Kiran Patel

A Group Coaching Reflection from Kiran Patel

What Cultivate Taught Me About CoachingA personal reflection from a program participantby Kiran Patel | September 2023 As someone who considers growth an important part of my journey, personal and professional development are two areas that I place a priority on. I’m always looking for opportunities to improve my craft and strengthen my...

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The 6 Trust Fails

The 6 Trust Fails

The 6 Trust FailsAvoid these 6 common trust fails to unleash the power of trust on your teamby Kat Schulte | August 2023What is it like to work with someone you trust?What is it like to work with someone you distrust?(No really. Take a second to answer these questions. We’ll wait.) We all can quickly access the feelings of openness, creativity...

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How to Give & Get Better Feedback

How to Give & Get Better Feedback

How to Give & Get Better FeedbackBuilding Stronger Relationships Through Feedbackby Christine Mutch | June 2023Feedback: Most of us are loathe to give it, but really would love to receive it - from positive affirmation to constructive criticism. After all, who among us doesn’t wonder what others are *really* thinking, or want to be as...

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The Power of Strengths-Based Leadership

The Power of Strengths-Based Leadership

The Power of Strengths-Based OrganizationsHow to Utilize CliftonStrengths to Boost Productivity, Retention, and Well-Beingby Kat Schulte | May 2023 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...

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Games for Your Next Employee Engagement Event

Games for Your Next Employee Engagement Event

Our Favorite GamesTry out one of these games at your next team event by Vanessa Rodriguez | April 2023Our team loves the way games can infuse connection and FUN into an ordinary evening with friends but have you considered adding games to your next employee engagement event?  The work we do with our clients is often deep and meaningful, so...

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Above and Below the Line

Above and Below the Line

Above and Below the LineLocate yourself using this self-leadership tool by Greg Mutch | April 2023 We are all amazing humans with the capacity to be open, curious, empathetic, creative, and intentional. But not all the time. We are all going to get triggered, flip our lid, and lose our shit (at work and at home).  It’s in those moments that so...

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What’s In Your Bag?

What’s In Your Bag?

What’s In Your Bag?They say it’s rude to look in a woman’s purse…by Vanessa Rodriguez | March 2023Hello, March! We can't believe you're already here. Lots of things have changed over the past few months. We have fresh programs in the works, new goals, and two new faces on the team (Hi, Becca + Joseph!). But one thing hasn’t changed is using this...

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AGC’s Favorite Books

AGC’s Favorite Books

AGC's Favorite BooksIt's no secret that we love books around here, so we rounded up a few of our current faves. by the AGC Team | March 2023Hey there reader! In honor of National Reading Month we gathered up a list of some of our team's current favorite books. They are listed in three sections: Non-Fiction, Leadership and Fiction. If you would...

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5 Ways to Read More Books

5 Ways to Read More Books

5 Ways to Read More BooksHow Mark VanDellen Read 52 Books Last Year by Mark VanDellen | March 2023 How did I read 52+ books in one year? I cheated! Or at least that is what a bunch of people have told me. Before I tell you how I cheated, let me take you back to the awkward kid with buck teeth and one piece of hair that would always stick up who...

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Rock the Check-In

Rock the Check-In

Rock the Check-InAn easy guide for meaningful and effective 1:1s with your teamby Kat Schulte | February 2023 The check-in. This simple often overlooked management practice holds the potential to revoluntionize work together in unexpected ways. As you kick off a whole new year, we are here with a fresh structure to help you ROCK check-ins with...

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Why Values Aren’t Working

Why Values Aren’t Working

Why Values Aren't WorkingGreg shares how clear values can transform at the individual and collective level.by Greg Mutch | January 2023 At the age of 38 I would have told you that I was living a good and principled life marked by community, humor and service. I was in a good place. And then I wasn’t. I was let go from my job and really confused...

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AGC’s Favorite Ice Breakers

AGC’s Favorite Ice Breakers

AGC's Favorite Ice BreakersIs it getting warm in here?by Vanessa Rodriguez | November 2022If you’ve ever joined one of our programs, then you know exactly how we start each session- ICEBREAKERS! It’s our favorite way to get to know our participants and spark easy connection. So for this month’s Fun Blog, we thought we’d let you get to know us...

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