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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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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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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Staying Stuck or Moving Forward

During this month, The Collective explored the topic of “moving forward” – we looked at how we are motivated, the pro’s and con’s of making a decision, and reflecting on our progress. Just as moving forward is important, we are also big fans of...
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Why We Need Permission

It’s been proven: People are happier after making a major change. And yet, the list of “things you’ve always wanted to do” (i.e. the major changes) tends to be much longer than the “things you’ve done.” The NY Times’ Carl Richards calls this The...
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#CollectiveWisdom: Say Yes. Respond. Act. + Maureen Kennedy

Maureen Kennedy is a brand and interactive marketing leader and proud risk-taker. She is also a current member of The Collective. You can learn more about her via LinkedIn. Dateline: Chicago.  August 15. Off the Sidelines – The Young Feminist Conference @otschicago #YFC2016 #OTSCHICAGO Last...
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So Long, Perfectionism + Better Leaders Better Schools

CEO Emily Drake recently joined host Daniel Bauer for an episode of his Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. Daniel is an incredible entrepreneur, high school administrator, and social media guru. They had a blast talking about: + Community building + How to be a part of the...
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