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.
Authenticity, Transformation, Humor, Human.Kind, Connection, Creative-Experimentation, and Wisdom. These 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 programs on, and what we hope has come through in our conversations with you all.
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 hopefully it will create a refreshing entry point to this timeless practice.
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 Thriving in GR for one of our clients.
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.
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 struggled from a really young age with low self-esteem and, not surprisingly, self-confidence.
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 feathers.” These don’t seem like dangerous or self-destructive axioms – so why on earth do they need to burn?
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 wanted to offer you a few reflections and invitations to use on your own leadership journey as you work to expand your impact and, as the AG Collaborative Team would say, lead from the inside out.
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 financial loss resulting from inadequate communication to and between employees. No matter company size, these numbers are staggering.