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September 22, 2021

Introducing: On Connection, a new podcast by Conversant

A multigenerational take on connection & conversation in the world of work Hosted by a Millennial, a Gen-Xer, and a Baby Boomer, On Connection takes on […]
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 […]
August 30, 2021

Leave the Robotics Behind: Bringing More Humanity to Work

Being human is hard work—or rather, it can be hard at work. Walls of text, tightly managed calendars, and unending to-do lists can all make us feel like cogs […]
August 30, 2021

Growing Forward, Together

Are you going backward or forward as life, work, and the world open up?  I see it all over. Everyone is wrestling with the question of how best to “go back to” the office, travel, hanging out in groups. No matter what […]
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

Autonomy Ain’t Anarchy

“That is my choice!” Those four words, spoken with angry fervor, were part of a recent discussion with a senior VP of a large company. After […]
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 27, 2021

360 Reviews: From Punishment to Contribution

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 […]
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 27, 2021

A Letter from our CEO, Robin Anselmi

In this month’s Connection Diary, we talk about “Letters from the Future,” and I thought I’d share my version of such a letter with all of […]
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 11, 2020

High-Stakes Reflection: What has 2020 revealed about leadership?

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 […]
December 2, 2020

The Gift of Feedback: Make Performance Reviews Valuable, Not Painful

October 30, 2020

Creating Cultures of Dignity & Belonging with Diego Navarro

Diego Navarro joined  Anne Murray Allen and Katie Mingo for a conversation about the power of dignity and belonging to build communities of engaged and empowered people, as Diego […]
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 […]
October 14, 2020

How to Manage Paradox

September 24, 2020

Connected Leaders & Healthy Workplaces

How can leaders in any organization support mental and emotional health? Most leaders are not mental health experts, but they can become skillful and accountable for […]
September 23, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 2: Where do we start?

Read Part 1 of this blog series: Mental Health in the Workplace: The Canary in the Coal Mine Anxiety, depression and stress are normal and healthy […]
August 25, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 1: The Canary in the Coal Mine

Even before Covid-19 hit, there were signals of an emerging mental health crisis. The statistics[1] tell the story: 62% of managers have had to put the […]
July 6, 2020

The Backroad to Brilliance: From disappointment to discovery

“Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.” William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell   Decades ago, I was working with 25 people from various walks of […]