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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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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

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

Suprising Results | The Connection Diaries

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

What is it time for now? | The Connection Diaries

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

Wonder – How to keep our best day in front of us | The Connection Diaries

 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

Authenticity – Staying true in leadership | The Connection Diaries

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

Let Purpose be the boss | The Connection Diaries

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

Empathy – it’s not soft, it’s crucial | The Connection Diaries

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 first act of leadership is presence | The Connection Diaries

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 […]