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 | December 2022 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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What’s Right With People

What’s Right With People

What's Right With PeopleDrive engagement by looking for the positive.by Kat Schulte | November 2022 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...

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Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a LieHonesty is not a core value.by Vanessa Rodriguez | October 2022Authenticity, Transformation, Humor, Human.Kind, Connection, Creative-Experimentation, and WisdomThese are our company values. They are at the forefront of our minds when working with our clients and when we work as a team. They are the foundation that we build our...

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Top 10 Benefits to a Gratitude Practice

Top 10 Benefits to a Gratitude Practice

Top 10 Benefits to a Gratitude PracticeBonus: our team shares the most unusual things we are grateful for lately.by Kari Bergman | October 2022 Alright y’all. This is going to be a quickie.  There are infinite articles on gratitude. Why it is good, why you should do it, practices for how. This blog is not going to add anything new to the mix, but...

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AGC’s Guide To Thriving in GR

AGC’s Guide To Thriving in GR

AGC’s Guide To Thriving in GRDon’t even try to tell us you are bored in Grand Rapids. by Vanessa Rodriguez | September 1, 2022 One of our most well kept secrets at AGC is that we LOVE to have FUN! Okay, so maybe that’s not a secret… but it is the truth. Which is why our team jumped at Kat’s brilliant idea of putting together AGC’s Guide To...

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters

Representation MattersWake up world, and witness the power of women in leadershipby Kat Schulte | Aug 31, 2022 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...

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Two Essential Truths About Confidence

Two Essential Truths About Confidence

Two Essential Truths About ConfidenceAbbey reconciles her lifelong search for confidence with the wise words of Derek Hough on American Idol by Abbey Johnston | July 28, 2022 I will start with a part of my story I don’t share much. The part about me as an awkward chubby kid who was painfully self-conscious and a regular muse for bullies. I...

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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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