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August 3, 2018

3 Key Factors for Harnessing Collective Brilliance in a Digital World

Organizations that truly excel in the digital world harness the power of collective brilliance. Sure, some companies clearly have great visionary leaders, but these individuals are […]
June 2, 2017

3 Simple Steps to Mindfulness and Finding a Purposeful Life

This article is part 2 of 2. If you have not already read part 1, you can do so here. As I pointed out in part […]
May 9, 2017

A Tale of Two Ads: the cost of disconnection

Empathy. (Don’t roll your eyes.) People often call it a ‘soft skill’ – and the underlying implication is that ‘soft skills’ just aren’t as business critical […]
April 11, 2017

You Can Choose How Your Next Political Discussion Goes

I’ve never been one who has believed in the maxim, “Don’t talk about politics or religion.” I get it, of course, and I see (and practice) […]
March 7, 2017

Loving Leadership and Inclusion For Everyone, with Ann Shannon Episode #15

We’re hearing more and more about including love in the way we lead. This may seem like a new topic in relationship to work, but we […]
February 23, 2017

5 Ways to Cause Inspiration

There’s a lot of talk these days about how leaders need to be able to inspire their teams. Too much of this talk revolves around “cheerleading” […]
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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, 2015

Holding the beautiful game lightly

The current FIFA debacle and the allegations of corruption bring into focus the role sports administrators should play in administering their core activity -sport. This month […]
July 7, 2015

I wonder…

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” –Socrates I love spending my time with passionate people – whether it’s passion to save the world or passion for the technology […]
April 7, 2015

“Wonna play?”

At Conversant we are passionate about sport – for us its not just about sport itself – exciting though it will always be to see our […]
February 17, 2015

The Heart of Transformation

For anyone who has lived through, or led, large-scale change in today’s corporate environment, the notion that “people resist change” often stands as a taken-for-granted starting […]
November 10, 2014

Some Questions on Customer Centricity

Over the past few weeks, we have been bouncing around the concept of customer centricity. Sparked by two thoughts really. The first is that many of […]
April 4, 2014

The Challenge of Being Global and Dynamic in the 21st Century

"Boats aren't designed to live in a harbour."

This quotation, often used by my brilliant colleague Jim Motroni, is intriguing… it makes the obvious point boats are designed and are at their graceful best under full sail on wide oceans working with tides, wind and waves.