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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 […]
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

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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 13, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 11: Connected Leadership – What is it & why does it matter now?

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 […]
May 29, 2020

Craving Connection is like Craving Chicken

Think of the last time you were hungry. You may have noticed you were hungry because of the cues your body sent like a rumbling stomach, […]
May 29, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 10: Research Report: COVID-19 as a Challenge to Leadership

In March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 crisis, we at Conversant became very interested in the radical evolution leaders and organizations were facing worldwide. We know that […]
May 4, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 9: Suprising Results

 Surprising Results: Cracking the code on how to produce more with less time, money and stress When people are surprised by their own accomplishments, energy […]
April 24, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 8: What is it time for now?

What is it time for now? In a given moment we can always do something, but we cannot do everything. The better our actions fit the […]
April 20, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 7: Wonder – keeping our best day in front of us

 We will be hosting a live 30-minute conversation on this topic on April 30, 2020. You can register for that conversation as well as all […]
April 13, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 6: Authenticity – true leadership

As we continue to connect from home, we do occasionally run into technical connectivity issues (particularly with full households trying to do all kinds of virtual […]
April 7, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 5: Let Purpose be the boss

Purpose gives us a place to stand regardless of our changing circumstances One of the most constraining factors for leaders and organizations right now is an […]
March 31, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 4: Empathy – it’s not soft, it’s crucial

Empathy builds trust, brings people together, increases joy and improves results It’s the job of a leader to bring people together to achieve things they cannot […]
March 23, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 3: The first act of leadership is presence

Presence, which we define as awareness without prejudice, sounds simple but in today’s world of constant distractions and high-speed action it can prove to be one […]
March 16, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 2: Our big meeting has been cancelled – now what?

We just cancelled our big meeting – now what? We’ve been having this conversation with many of our clients over the past few weeks, and it […]
March 16, 2020

The Connection Diaries, Ep. 1: How do we stay connected when we’re physically apart?

All over the news are reports on the need for social distancing, and many of our clients have sent their employees to work from home. In […]
March 15, 2020

Moving Meetings to Virtual: 7 Guidelines for Increasing Connection

With the disruption caused by COVID19, many companies are facing choices about how to adjust their plans for long meetings, conferences, and programs as in-person connection […]
August 28, 2019

4 Keys to Managing in Times of Ambiguity (a.k.a., today and forever more)

The world we find ourselves in challenges the best of leaders. The old ways have gotten us here but were designed for a world that used […]
April 9, 2019

What You Need to Know About Developing High-Performing Leaders

Today’s global, volatile and complex business environment requires a new breed of leader. “Get me more leaders who are smart, have good people skills and have […]
February 22, 2019

Leading Change? Organizational Evolution Requires Human Connection

Conventional wisdom says that a “burning platform” is essential to organization change. We’d like to challenge that.  In our experience, vibrant, innovative organizations don’t require a […]
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 […]
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 […]