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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

The Chemistry of Collaboration & Burnout

Consider two versions of the same meeting. A task has just been identified, and it now falls to the group to figure out who can take […]
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

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 […]
September 30, 2021

Setting a New Standard for Sales Leadership | The Connection Diaries

The common or traditional approach to sales leadership often leaves opportunities for connection (and for performance improvement) on the table. In this episode, Tom Knighton and […]
August 30, 2021

Why is organizational life so messy? We’re only human! | The Connection Diaries

Organizations are systems of human beings. It’s a simple and seemingly obvious fact, but we forget it all the time. While we strive to perfect our […]
July 28, 2021

Is My Leader Listening? | The Connection Diaries

If conversations are the work of leadership, listening is one of the most powerful skills a leader can seek to improve. There is a magical moment […]
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 […]
May 26, 2021

Virtual or In-Person? A Five Sense Solution | The Connection Diaries

 As parts of the world begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking – should we be in person or stay virtual? Mickey […]
April 26, 2021

Rethinking Accountability | The Connection Diaries

We often hear from clients that they want to increase accountability in their organizations in order to ensure high performance. We’ve recently been wondering, what does […]
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 […]
March 25, 2021

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

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 […]
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 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 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 11, 2020

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

December 2, 2020

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

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 […]
October 30, 2020

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

Community vs. Independence – is it really a choice? | The Connection Diaries

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 9, 2020

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

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 30, 2020

Communication, Community & Strategic Fitness with Michael Beer

How do you unlock the power of a community to come together to face important challenges and produce big results? In this 30-minute live conversation, Mickey […]
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 […]