#CollectiveWisdom: Be Patient When Risk-Taking

Kate Hadley Toftness is a Flank 5 Academy Collectivist alumna. Professionally, she is a lover of the arts, a writer, and a leader in grants and partnerships for art institutions. You can learn more about her on LinkedIn. When I was reflecting on my time with...
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Podcast: Deviate w/ Rolf Potts

I climbed my first mountain last year. I wasn’t setting out to be the strongest hiker in the park that day, or the fastest, but my training - the kind where you feel pain, hear negative self-talk, push through, repeat - had me feeling confident I could summit. But I realized and experienced that the summit doesn't matter. Inspired by Everest mountaineer Alison Levine and the awesome Deviate podcast.
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Collectivisms

Collectivisms offer inspiration for work / life integration. They are the fundamental beliefs of The Collective Academy: words we live by, love and share to help us stay focused on our goals and moving forward with intention, versus being at the mercy of someone else's agenda.
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Welcome to Our New Home

We're so glad you made it! In 2017, we saw such incredible growth and possibility - thanks to our loyal clients and friends. Our old name and presence online began to feel misaligned; not the best, truest representation of who we have become. Not representative of all of the growth and possibility we have come to bring to individuals and organizations.
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F5 POV: Reflect to Accelerate Fulfillment

We talk a lot about how reflection is key to becoming an authentic leader, and a fulfilled human being. Without a baseline, how do we know if we’re getting warmer or cooler on the journey? And wouldn’t it feel better to make a decision...
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Searching Wisely

Kevin Agnew is a facilitator of The Collective as well as a professional career coach and an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law.   We are all in a constant search. At times we are seeking a new direction – the courage to...
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F5 Book Chat: Finding Your Tribe

Throughout the month of August, we’ve been reading Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger. Here we talk about why – looking at the military veteran experience to start – and what it means for organizations, careerists and our overall fulfillment. Punchline: our...
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You Don’t Know Your Brand

Powerful brands make the world go ‘round – and what we think of as a powerful begins with how we define “power.” Is it the brand with the strongest social mission? The largest revenue? The most employee retention? It gets personal. Quick. This idea...
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