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July 12, 2024

Do This One Thing to Run Meetings More Effectively

The meeting started innocently enough. A group of leaders sat around a table. The CEO’s EA passed around an agenda to the 9 people present while […]
June 12, 2024

Do You Want a Culture of Safety? Bet on Presence Over Reactivity.

Being present and aware in our day-to-day life makes us generally less susceptible to accidents. This is true in all areas of our lives. If we […]
May 16, 2024

Navigating Change & Uncertainty | On Connection

  Change and uncertainty are unavoidable challenges for organizations and leaders to lean into today. Whether those changes and shifting circumstances are externally driven or strategic […]
April 29, 2024

Care Longer

In 2024, approximately half the world’s population will be impacted by some form of a national election, according to Time Magazine.  Since the beginning of this […]
April 19, 2024

The Key to Turning Differences Into Value: Practicing Accuracy | On Connection

  When we find ourselves in disagreement with another person, it’s easy to put our energy into winning the argument. How do I get my point […]
April 18, 2024

Connected Teams – Setting a New Standard for Leadership, If You Choose

Over many years of experience with work, sports and volunteering, the idea that “we are a team” has almost always been operating in many of the […]
February 28, 2024

Conflict – An Act of Inclusion and Wellbeing?

I hear all the time from leaders “my team is conflict averse” or “so and so is conflict averse”.  I wonder, what do we mean when […]
February 7, 2024

Social Health: A Challenge for Leaders

How can leaders in any organization support mental and emotional health? While most leaders are not mental health experts, they can become skillful and accountable for […]
November 27, 2023

Gratitude: A Pathway to Connection

Almost fifteen years ago, I participated in a 90-day self-development challenge, with about 20 other women, which invited us to take on behaviors and actions that […]
October 30, 2023

Leadership Lessons from Zombie Movies

I have a secret love of zombie cinema, and while that isn’t usually relevant at work beyond “what have you been watching lately?” watercooler chit chat, […]
October 27, 2023

The Vulnerability of Inclusive Leadership & Purposeful Disruption

 “When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I […]
August 10, 2023

Three Methods for Recovering Value in The Face of Conflict

I recently coached a client that implemented CRM systems as part of a technology consulting group. The group and the coachee had a great reputation, however, the […]
August 10, 2023

Dealing With Confusion? Don’t Give Better Answers, Ask Better Questions.

I’m so confused by organizational confusion.  I’ve been hearing from individuals and teams lately about how they’re ‘confused’ about organizational goals or strategy.  It has me […]
August 10, 2023

Your First Leadership Role? Here Are 6 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

When I first became a manager of people many years ago, I was faced with the challenge of leading people that were once my peers. And […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 15, 2012

Smarter Together: Accelerating Speed-to-Results

Last year, I worked with a group of senior leaders facing a tough administrative cost cutting environment. Faced with the potential for service reduction, they asked Conversant to help them save in a way that would grow their contribution and be true to their mission.