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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 […]
February 14, 2022

What is it to work, and to work with love?

In the last several years, our shared fundamental understanding of work has shifted significantly. The occurrence of a global pandemic forced immediate and enduring structural changes […]
December 14, 2021

The Chemistry of Collaboration & Burnout

Consider two versions of the same meeting. A task has just been identified, and it now falls to the group to figure out who can take […]
November 17, 2021

Leadership That Inspires Trust & Safety

Have you ever been in a conversation and had the thought, “I can’t believe that I just shared that”? Or, perhaps you leave a conversation feeling […]
November 15, 2021
Leaders as a Beacon of Calm | Photo by Max Ostwalt on Unsplash

Be a Beacon of Calm for Yourself & Your Organization

“I’m frustrated, burnt out, overwhelmed, exhausted, emotional, worried, have no work/life balance, always feel behind, disconnected, anxious, cannot focus, feel like I’m running on the hamster wheel of life.”  Have you described yourself with […]
September 28, 2021

8 Conversations for the Connected Sales Leader

All organizations are systems of conversation, and a sales team is no different. Every day, sales leaders are having conversations with the people on their team, […]
September 23, 2021

The Connected Sales Leader

The sales function is much more important than a revenue engine. It is the first touch that a prospective client or consumer has to your company’s […]
September 15, 2021

Sales Managers vs. Sales Leaders: It’s all about connection

The Sales Manager As the title would suggest, the job is to… manage sales. But what does that mean? Well, traditionally it’s meant handling a myriad of […]
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

Manipulation Isn’t Communication

I read a brief “how-to” article recently in a newsletter. The advice focused on getting your phone calls returned and one of the highlighted tips reminded me why […]
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 23, 2021

An Alternative to Pushback: Try Listening to Learn

As an Executive Coach, I hear leaders saying more and more often that they need to go “push back” on something—a decision, a plan, an idea. […]
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 […]