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February 11, 2017

What Does Love Look Like in the Workplace?

“If just about every person on the planet has at some point spoken about the centrality of love to well-being, why do we hear so little […]
February 6, 2017

Extraordinary Teams – Does it have to be soul sucking getting there?

I was reading a Forbes article this morning about teams. Luis Romero was reflecting on the five stages of teams which are highlighted in The Wisdom […]
February 2, 2017

Are You Killing or Encouraging Innovation In the Workplace? Interview with Peter Mulford

Innovation in the workplace is something we all want to see more of – IF we even know what we’re talking about! Today’s guest Peter Mulford, Chief Innovation […]
January 4, 2017

Organizational Problems: How to Find Them and Truly Fix Them, with Anne Murray Allen

Most of us have been in meetings where the topic of discussion is a particular problem that’s been going on in the organization for some time. […]
December 8, 2016

Transform Civil Discourse Using A 3 Letter Word, with Laura Huffman

  You may not use the word “civil discourse” in daily conversation much but you engage in it all the time. It’s the act of talking […]
November 21, 2016

Why Continuous Improvement is Dangerous

In this episode, Colin and Mickey discuss the dangers and limitations that come with striving for “continuous improvement” in an age that demands companies change and […]
November 10, 2016

Connected Leaders Keep Their Best Days in Front of Them

Connected leaders must work to inspire teams to keep their best days in front of them. They must create an environment that nurtures trust and relationship […]
November 7, 2016

Does Your Strategy Fit Your Culture? It Should.

In today’s episode, Colin and Mickey discuss culture change, a once “too soft” topic for business development that has become one of the greatest concerns for […]
October 27, 2016

Why Great Leaders Must Have Wonder

We live in a world that’s complex; that’s fast moving; that’s disruptive. And if we sit in a world singularly concerned with continuous improvement, we’re going […]
October 26, 2016

Authenticity Is An Art of Correction Not Perfection

True authenticity is based upon curiosity rather than certainty. If we’re truly being authentic with one another we’re learning every moment so that we’re constantly adjusting. […]
October 19, 2016

Don’t Bastardize Your Apology

In today’s episode, Mickey is joined by senior Conversant consultant, Robin Anselmi, to discuss the importance apology plays within the realm of leadership, as well as […]
October 6, 2016

Good Leaders Kill The Annual Performance Review

In this episode, Mickey interviews a senior leader of Conversant, Jim Motroni, on his thoughts of why annual performance reviews might actually decrease performance. Leaders must […]
October 3, 2016

Authentic Purpose is Essential to Employee Engagement

Inspired and resilient workforces are led by a sense of purpose rather than the efforts of one or more individuals. Ultimately “purpose” is the one point […]
September 22, 2016

Why Mergers, Acquisitions and Culture Transformations Fail?

What does it take for two very different, large organizations, with very different company cultures, to come together under the same overarching vision? Mickey interviews Bob […]
September 15, 2016

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

All people long to be valued and understood. As a leader, it really is your job to care and create that connection with the people with […]
September 8, 2016

Empathy is Essential to Leadership

Colin Pidd engages Jaap Jonkman, a consultant with decades of executive experience in the financial industry, in a conversation about leadership in the landscape of global […]
September 1, 2016

The Simplest (and most important) Key to Being a Great Leader

If you want to be a good connected leader, you must be present to both the situation and the people around you. Practicing “presence” sounds simple, […]
August 25, 2016

Good Leaders Must Focus on Personal Development

Don Van Winkle joins the show to discuss the primary traits that lend themselves to “good” leaders. First and foremost, Mickey and Don discuss the overarching […]
August 11, 2016

How to steward the organizational culture you want

Despite how many leaders habitually approach cultural change, force is not what is needed for evolution within an organization. Intentional thought and action is needed to […]
August 9, 2016

Are your leaders killing the business? What to do about it…

We have analyzed thousands of employee surveys across the world and conducted live interviews with employees on six continents. We have discovered that when the “superior […]
July 27, 2016

How to Stop Expending Too Much Effort for Too Little Return

Again and again, organizations are expending way too much effort, while still causing very little positive change to show for their work. More engagement surveys haven’t […]
July 22, 2016

The Quality of Connection Shapes Results

Connection isn’t just a convenient by-product of results. Rather, high levels of connection within an organization actually help shape the results. When people within a workplace […]
July 7, 2016

3 Key Factors to High Employee Engagement

Employee engagement remains critical to the success of organizations. Studies show that higher engagement means more motivated employees resulting in better customer satisfaction and company profitability. […]
July 7, 2016

6 Steps to Building Successful Project Collaborations

How many of you find yourselves not only wanting to collaborate to get something done, but really needing to collaborate? By that I mean, you realize […]
July 6, 2016

What Sets a Leader Apart from a Boss or Bastard?

    Leaders, bosses, and bastards: we all know them, we’ve been them, and we’ve probably been all three at some point in each of our […]