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This is the first in a three-part series we’ve curated on Personal Advisory Boards, a meaningful conversation point within the Flank 5 Collective over the past month.  We’ll answer “what is it?” first, then provide a strategy for how to choose your board members and,...
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Practicing Another Way to Q&A

While there is nothing wrong with going into conversations with an intention – or even an agenda (in fact, a plan is always good) – once that is set, there’s power in practicing being open and flexible. By staying present, you get to adapt and adjust...
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Q&A Monday – How Can I Help?

According to Wharton’s highest-rated professor, Adam Grant, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In the first two chapters of his book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, he goes on to explain that leaders and individuals who practice giving...
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Starting is hard (and “re-starting” is even harder). There’s good news, though! Chances are, if you want change in your life – in career, relationships, financial freedom – you’ve ALREADY started. What you’re not doing is noticing, documenting and then sharing your progress. And...
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Procrastination is one of those words that has a “less than” or “negative” connotation. In other words, people who procrastinate are not as good as people who don’t – people who procrastinate are deficient or inferior and people who don’t are superior. Tim Urban,...
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Daily Reflection Fuels Change

In the Collective last week, we shared a lot about the “power of the pause”; taking time to get present – to gain access to a growth mindset and be a more effective. As a community, we believe this reflection, applied daily, is a...
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Learning as the Measure

There is a lot to make sense of in the world of professional development – adages that are remarkably simple and yet fundamentally hard to follow. Lessons that we hear time and time again and yet can’t quite get implemented in our own lives....
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