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December 14, 2021

A Rest & Refresh Challenge | The Connection Diaries

At Conversant, one of the things we are continuously focused on is how we can design work to be consistent with the nature of being human. […]
December 14, 2021
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Leadership Lessons from The Beatles

Over Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of watching Get Back!, the recently released three-part Beatles documentary on the making of the Beatles’ final album, 1970’s Let It […]
November 16, 2021

Why Senior Leaders Still Need Leadership Development | The Connection Diaries

“Development isn’t because I have some huge deficit, it’s because I have more potential to realize in my life.” It’s easy to assume that senior leaders […]
October 18, 2021

Setting a New Standard for Global Leadership

As a global collective, we face a number of complex challenges: climate change, racial injustice, income disparity, and the gender wage gap to name a few. […]
October 18, 2021

Why Does Leadership Need A Reset Now? | The Connection Diaries

Conversant CEO Robin Anselmi invited Mickey Connolly to answer a question she was asked as part of this year’s 5th Global Forum: Why does leadership need […]
June 24, 2021

Stages of Learning for Effective Leadership | The Connection Diaries

Continuous learning is the hallmark of great leaders and great organizations. As adults, learning and development progress through a series of stages, whether we’re learning new […]
June 22, 2021

Change Leadership: The Art of Correction, Not Perfection

This blog was co-written by Robin Anselmi and Katie Mingo. Human beings are funny. People say: “No one likes change,” yet the reality is humans don’t like […]
April 27, 2021

360 Reviews: From Punishment to Contribution

April 16, 2021

From Chaos to Clarity: Designing for Strategic Success in an Uncertain World

Designing for Strategic Success, Even When Challenges Are Complex & Conditions Are Uncertain Leaders today have a tough job. An increasingly complex world means a growing […]
February 25, 2021

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Love and any talk about love have traditionally been excluded from our work lives. It’s too ‘touchy feely’; it’s too ‘soft’; it’s not ‘business oriented’ enough. […]
February 25, 2021

Love belongs at work | The Connection Diaries

Michele Hunt, author, strategic advisor, and founder of DreamMakers, joined Conversant CEO Robin Anselmi to talk about #LOVE. For nearly 30 years we’ve partnered with leaders […]
January 27, 2021

A Letter from our CEO, Robin Anselmi

In this month’s Connection Diary, we talk about “Letters from the Future,” and I thought I’d share my version of such a letter with all of […]
January 25, 2021

Inventing the Future | The Connection Diaries

 “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”  So says Alan Kay, and we wholeheartedly agree. So how do we “invent” our […]
December 2, 2020

The Gift of Feedback: Make Performance Reviews Valuable, Not Painful

October 14, 2020

How to Manage Paradox

September 24, 2020

Connection is the Antidote to Burnout | The Connection Diaries

Burnout. We’re all feeling it and leaders everywhere are worried about it. It’s been a wild year and circumstances we all saw as temporary have become […]
August 24, 2020

How do we address mental health & well-being at work? | The Connection Diaries

Over the past few months, we’ve been hearing more and more about the increasing concern for well-being and mental health in the time of COVID-19. Massive […]
July 13, 2020

Connected Leadership – What is it & why does it matter now? | The Connection Diaries

In this episode of the Connection Diaries, Mickey Connolly and Robin Anselmi define and discuss Connected Leadership – a foundational element of Conversant’s approach to leadership, organizational effectiveness and […]
May 19, 2020

Designing for Surprising Results

When people produce valuable results beyond their own expectations, there is widespread, energizing delight. If those cycles are short, valuable, and repetitive, great performance improves exponentially. […]
May 7, 2020

What is it time for now?

 Robin Anselmi and Bill Boyar were joined by Sehba Ali, CEO of KIPP Texas Public Schools, for a conversation on the impact a leader can produce […]
May 4, 2020

Suprising Results | The Connection Diaries

 Cracking the code on how to produce more with less time, money and stress When people are surprised by their own accomplishments, energy and vitality […]
May 1, 2020

Wonder: Keeping our best day in front of us

Conversant colleagues Gretchen Gagel, Max Affleck and Kell Delaney led a lively virtual discussion on the power of Wonder to cause creativity, innovation and bring vitality to teams […]
April 24, 2020

What is it time for now? | The Connection Diaries

What is it time for now? In a given moment we can always do something, but we cannot do everything. The better our actions fit the […]
April 24, 2020

Authenticity – True leadership, with Liz Cole (CHRO, Marsh)

Conversant colleagues Robin Anselmi and Mickey Connolly were joined by Liz Cole, CHRO of Marsh, for a conversation about how to bring Authenticity to leadership. In […]
April 13, 2020

Authenticity – Staying true in leadership | The Connection Diaries

As we continue to connect from home, we do occasionally run into technical connectivity issues (particularly with full households trying to do all kinds of virtual […]