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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.

December 5, 2013

Treat your Work as Play – and Never Work a Day?

If play and work are on opposite sides of the spectrum, how can we collapse the gap between them?
June 26, 2013

From Working “9 to 5” to Working “Flexibly”

G’day, it is small touches that change our world… this below will never make a desk calendar or a thesis… It is simply what a few […]
January 26, 2013

Stretching…

I like quotations, and I have a quotation site I especially like full of nuggets I often find timely and relevant.  Earlier this week, one showed […]
October 19, 2012

Leading Healthy Organizations

Leaders create the conditions for positive organizational health, and are a product of them.  Yes, you heard me right.  Leaders make organizations healthy or not, and […]
June 15, 2012

Hard-wired for Collaboration

How do we build organizations that support collaboration? It begins with a network. Although people often talk about the ‘networked’ organization as the next great choice […]