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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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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Committing to Change

One of the hardest parts of making a change is commitment. (Duh; you know this.) The ideation is awesome – “Oh, the possibilities!” – but then one of many pings is heard and you’re back into email and any variety of easier / safer...
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Endings are Important

There’s a lot of fear that comes with endings – when it’s time for you to move on, make a change, or show up in a new way. That fear is why we stay put, maybe too long. Or why we leave too soon:...
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Taking the First Step

Being open to new things is an attractive quality. When we see “openness” in others, we admire it – we praise them for bravery, living in the present. . . being risk takers. For taking the first step. Inherent in that point of view...
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When I was growing up, I used a lot of effort to blend in with my classmates and friends. We’ve all asked, “How come he is so much more talented at this than I am?” or “How did she become so much better than I...
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