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April 4, 2024

Resolving Conflict | On Connection

  Conflict resolution and the valuable management of differences are leadership skills that continue to be identified as critical areas of development across organizations and industries. […]
January 24, 2024

Challenges of Leadership: Practicing Emotional Leadership | On Connection

  Leading others has its challenges, and for the most senior leaders of organizations, there are some challenges that weigh heavily. What gets elevated to senior […]
September 6, 2023

Feedback and Performance Reviews | On Connection

  Performance reviews and feedback can be some of the most valuable tools in growth and career development, though they can also be some of the […]
May 15, 2023

Why AI Will Never Replace Our Emotional Intelligence

The Human Touch: Why AI Will Never Replace Our Emotional Intelligence Recently, I was with 3 colleagues in the Midwest for a 3-day, in-person meeting we […]
April 27, 2023

How to Handle Disappointment Like an Archaeologist

In 1994, Britain’s Channel 4 aired what would be the first of 20 seasons of a show called Time Team. The premise is simple: a team […]
April 13, 2023

Insights on Humanity From an AI ChatBot

It’s not absurd to say that we are bound to laziness. From inventing the wheel and discovering the fire, to instant messaging, humans have been consistently […]
April 13, 2023

The Ripple Effects of Emotional Agility

Most leaders can reflect on their past and quickly find times that they wish they could have a “do over”. When we are reactive and not […]
February 21, 2023

What Inspires Engagement for Younger Generations

As a Millennial who has been talked about by older generations (and now observes and talks about the younger ones), I’ve listened and been part of […]
February 16, 2023

The Organic Cycle of Rhythmic Leadership

It was impossible not to get nostalgic in times of isolation. At the time of writing this text it was Sunday and the day was beautiful. […]
February 16, 2023

What Rope Are You Tangled In?

At the end of last year, I had the privilege of going through a 360 leadership review process.  I was truly humbled by what the team […]
February 14, 2023

Love: The Core Leadership Value and Organizing Principle for Business and Society

The following is an excerpt from The Business of Building a Better World: The Leadership Revolution That Is Changing Everything, published in 2021 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. The […]
February 7, 2023

The Design of Magic in Team Building: Credibility, Influence & Impact

In 2022 I had the privilege to be a participant in Conversant’s generative leadership program, Credibility, Influence and Impact. About once a year we have the […]
January 27, 2023

The Important Distinction Between Intent & Impact

We have all heard the adage “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”. To make sure that our road leads us to where we […]
December 29, 2022

You Can Have It All But Maybe Not All At Once: The Practice of Balance

The holiday season is a time of year filled with polarities. On one hand, it can bring immense joy, and on the other it can bring […]
December 27, 2022

Questions that Accelerate Curiosity and Diffuse Self-Defense

During the holiday seasons, we potentially re-enter the seasoned pattern of mindsets that accompany family gatherings. When you think about family gatherings around the holidays, notice […]
October 27, 2022

Why the Four-Day Work Week Isn’t the Answer to Stress & Burnout

You may have heard about the four-day workweek experiment that’s been happening across the UK this year. While the four-day workweek isn’t a brand-new idea, this […]
October 12, 2022

Try Trimming Your List of Priorities to Strengthen Your Impact

This blog was written by Robin Anselmi  It seems most everywhere I go, with most every client I spend time with, what I hear over and […]
September 15, 2022

What If Doing Less Could Improve Your Profit Margins?

It’s a worn-out trope to say that everything, these days, is about “more,” and it’s worn out because it continues to create problems. As technology evolves […]
September 8, 2022

DEIJB: What Does It Mean? | On Connection

Michelle Wonsley joins us for our second episode on Inclusive Leadership Design! This time we ask, what do we mean when we say the words “Diversity, […]
July 13, 2022

Inclusive Leadership Design | On Connection

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has made its way into the priorities and public commitments of countless organizations across the US and globally, with more and more […]
July 7, 2022

Want Your Team to Go Further Faster? Then Go Deeper

Besides being a consultant and leadership coach, I am a long-time ski instructor. Given the cyclical nature of ski season, it is easy for managers and […]
July 7, 2022

Back to Office? Hybrid? Be Intentional About Your Transition

The past two years has taught us all a lot. As we begin the transition back to offices, in-person work, and hybrid ways of working together, […]
June 22, 2022

Get Re-enchanted with Your Work | On Connection

For any working professional there are times engagement and motivation are down, and calling it quits sounds like a good idea. Before we start editing our […]
April 6, 2022

Turning Differences into Value is all about Perspective

I think it would be fascinating to create a movie theater where each theater shows the story from a different perspective. You could pick and choose […]
March 7, 2022

Decisions Are Culture, Not Just Office Design

This blog was co-authored by Patrick Kennedy & Robin Anselmi As our relationship to offices and space has evolved, we need to become more intentional about […]