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March 25, 2021

The Connection Diaries: Smart & Wrong – How Leaders Create Chaos

In the face of complex challenges, leaders often create more chaos, despite their best intentions. Quickly moving into action and being the hero with an answer […]
March 25, 2021

If You Want a High-Performing Team, Connection is the Key: A Bootcamp for Connected Teams

Nearly 30 years ago, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith published The Wisdom of Teams, a book considered a definitive resource for driving high-performance in organizations. Their […]
February 25, 2021

Conscious Transitions

For any of us who grew up in the American public school system, and perhaps others, the leaders of our schools had a basic understanding of […]
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

The Connection Diaries: Love belongs at work

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 […]
February 9, 2021

How do you get motivated? A purpose & a promise

A good friend of mine once told me about a trip to the dentist. He has bad teeth and found himself scouring articles on the differences […]
January 29, 2021

Make Common Sense Common Again, with Martin Lindstrom

What’s happened to common sense? Martin Lindstrom, author and globally recognized expert in the domains of brand, consumer behavior and culture transformation, joined Mickey Connolly for […]
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

The Connection Diaries: Inventing the Future

 “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 11, 2020

High-Stakes Reflection: What has 2020 revealed about leadership?

December 2, 2020

The Connection Diaries: What’s happened to common sense? with Martin Lindstrom

What’s happened to common sense? As companies grow, process and procedures become a priority. Rules and regulations can be important ingredients for efficiency and scale, but […]
December 2, 2020

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

October 30, 2020

Community Gathering: Creating Cultures of Dignity & Belonging with Diego Navarro

Diego Navarro joined  Anne Murray Allen and Katie Mingo for a conversation about the power of dignity and belonging to build communities of engaged and empowered people, as Diego […]
October 19, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 14: Community vs. Independence – is it really a choice?

Is community really an important asset in organizational life? We often talk about the value of Community, and sometimes we find that clients react with surprise […]
October 14, 2020

How to Manage Paradox

October 9, 2020

Community Gathering: Living Authentically – it’s not for the faint of heart, with Michele Hunt

Michele Hunt joined Robin Anselmi and Emma Rose Connolly for a timely and touching conversation about the importance of living authentically, and how that challenge relates […]
September 24, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 13: Connection is the Antidote to Burnout

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 […]
September 24, 2020

Connected Leaders & Healthy Workplaces

How can leaders in any organization support mental and emotional health? Most leaders are not mental health experts, but they can become skillful and accountable for […]
September 23, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 2: Where do we start?

Read Part 1 of this blog series: Mental Health in the Workplace: The Canary in the Coal Mine Anxiety, depression and stress are normal and healthy […]
September 14, 2020

Greatness Podcast with Gretchen Gagel: Anne Murray Allen on Taking a Systems Approach to Complex Change

August 25, 2020

Refocus Wasteful Conversation with a Simple Question: “What is it time for now?”

There’s an old saying: “If you’ve got one foot on yesterday and one foot on tomorrow, you’re pissing on today.” What can feel nefarious about this […]
August 25, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 1: The Canary in the Coal Mine

Even before Covid-19 hit, there were signals of an emerging mental health crisis. The statistics[1] tell the story: 62% of managers have had to put the […]
August 24, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 12: How do we address mental health & well-being at work?

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 […]
August 17, 2020

Greatness Podcast with Gretchen Gagel: Bill Boyar on Creating a Culture of Authenticity

August 6, 2020

Greatness Podcast with Gretchen Gagel: Dr. Amanda Rischbieth Discusses the Social Imperative of Business & Wellbeing