The Inner Game of Leadership

The Inner Game of Leadership

The Inner Game of LeadershipBurning down inner scripts to lead with authenticity and meaningful impact.by Greg Mutch | June 27, 2022 You won’t become the leader you were meant to be without burning some things down.Things most likely to catch fire? Our inner scripts. Here are a few of mine:Be Likable.Go along to get along.Don’t ruffle...

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The Six Invitations of Expansive Impact

The Six Invitations of Expansive Impact

The 6 Invitations of Expansive ImpactSarah Young gives an overview of her brand new book.by Sarah Young | June 1, 2022 Hello, AG Collaborative Community! I'm Sarah Young, founder of Zing Collaborative and author of Expansive Impact: An Invitation to Lead in Everyday Moments. It is a pleasure to join you here on the AG Collaborative blog. Today, I...

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Top Communication Fails

Top Communication Fails

Top Communication FailsCommon behaviors that are breaking trust, killing productivity, and just really annoying.by Abbey Johnston | May 1, 2022 Communication is a force. It shapes our world, work, relationships and reality.  It also holds a high price tag for organizations when it’s not functioning well.   Several studies have measured the...

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Why Managers Matter

Why Managers Matter

Why Managers MatterInsight for high potential performers who crash and burn into the management seat.by Kat Schulte | April 1, 2022 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...

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Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

Our People Are Our Greatest AssetAnd at times, they can be a pain in our… asset.by Kat Schulte | March 1, 2022 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...

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Daring Leaders Follow the Way of the Heart.

Daring Leaders Follow the Way of the Heart.

Daring Leaders Follow the Way of the HeartGreg’s official review of Brené Brown’s latest bookby Greg Mutch | February 1, 2022 A common (and usually unspoken) expectation in the workplace is that we should “check emotions at the door.” This norm creates a series of rippling effects - increased stress, detachment, and slipping trust. Organizations...

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3 Reasons Why No One Is Asking For Help

3 Reasons Why No One Is Asking For Help

3 Reasons Why No One Is Asking For Help(and 4 better reasons to start)by Abbey Johnston | Jan 4, 2022Tough conversations aren't only for conflict resolution or dealing with your colleague's inappropriate comments - one of the hardest, most uncomfortable, conversations to have at work is to advocate for yourself. And now, more than ever, people...

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Real Leaders Transform

Real Leaders Transform

Real Leaders TransformLeadership Development that Lastsby Kari Bergman | Dec 1, 2021Transformation. It is one of our core values and it is at the center of our leadership development work. Essentially it is about growth, change, and possibility. We are about creating better humans for a better world. We get at this by designing transformative...

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Why Wellbeing is Essential in the Midst of the Great Resignation

Why Wellbeing is Essential in the Midst of the Great Resignation

Are you well? Why Wellbeing is Essential in the Midst of the Great Resignationby Kat Schulte | November 1, 2021 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.   Gallup...

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We run on EOS

We run on EOS

We Run on EOSThe upgrade we needed to deliver even better leadership development. Video produced by Launch Kitby Greg Mutch | October 1, 2021 We flipped the script. We are in the business of taking organizations and teams on a journey of growth, learning, and transformation. Last year, we embarked on our own journey with an incredible guide -...

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3 Tips for Better Communication

3 Tips for Better Communication

3 Tips for Better CommunicationFoster connection and build trust to transform your workplaceby Abbey Johnston | Sep 1, 2021Communication is not just transmission.  It is creation.  Communication creates connection.  It shapes how we see ourselves and how we see others.  It molds our choices, inspires our behavior, mitigates our growth and is the...

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Meredith Bronk Talks Coaching

Meredith Bronk Talks Coaching

Meredith Bronk Talks CoachingWhen we say “we are your partners for people development,” our minds go straight to OST.  Our work with their incredible company has unfolded over time like any good love story.  In 2018, a handful of team members attended our public programs before they brought us in to deliver Strengths-Based Leadership, and this...

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Building Belonging in Leadership Development

Building Belonging in Leadership Development

Building Belonging in Leadership Developmentby Kari Bergman | July 1, 2021 Recently our team moved through an EOS process to name our core values- one of which is human.kind.  We lean into this hard by remembering our own humanity, respecting the humanity of all, and offering compassion to ourselves and others along the way. If you don’t know...

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Practice over Perfect: The art of building confidence.

Practice over Perfect: The art of building confidence.

Practice over Perfect: The art of building confidenceby Abbey Johnston & Kari Bergman | June 2, 2021 Hello friends and maybe strangers, but soon to be friends.  In this video, Abbey Johnston and Kari Bergman dig into the messy & wild land of confidence.  Abbey shows up with transparency and vulnerability - taking us on a journey of her...

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Good Gossip: A culture-building practice.

Good Gossip: A culture-building practice.

Good Gossip: A culture-building practice.by Kat Schulte | May 1, 2021 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...

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WANTED: Courageous Leaders [Not Heroes]

WANTED: Courageous Leaders [Not Heroes]

WANTED: Courageous Leaders [Not heroes]by Abbey Johnston | March 1, 2021Originally featured in The West Coast Way, March 2021 For a long time, I assumed courage was reserved for comic books and activists.  Conveniently, this assumption moved courage out of my reach and responsibility.  The call to bravery and courage given only to the elite...

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May you remember your resilience.

May you remember your resilience.

May you remember your resilience.by Kari Bergman | Feb 2, 2021 Pain is inevitable.  It is part of life in human bodies.  Our experience of pain and therefore, our experience of life is greatly impacted by our response to it.  In each moment, we get to choose a path of resistance to our circumstances or open to the path that honors our resilience....

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Weaving Love Into Work

Weaving Love Into Work

Weaving Love Into Workby Kat Schulte | Jan 5, 2021 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...

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