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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 […]
June 8, 2022

Design Your Time: More Space, Less Burnout, Stress & Overwhelm | On Connection

We are living through a time of massive disruption, and one of the symptoms is what many are calling an “epidemic of burnout.” The term burnout […]
June 2, 2022

The Power of Language | On Connection

The work of linguists, sociologists, and psychologists reveals just how complex the science of language can be, but to be essential: it matters. It’s a powerful […]
May 11, 2022

Does Love Belong at Work? | On Connection

Love may be a many-splendored thing, but it isn’t something we often talk about at work. Love falls into that category of soft, personal things we’ve […]
May 10, 2022

Expectations, Accountability & Trust | On Connection

We hear from leaders and executives all the time that they want to increase accountability on their teams and across their organizations. Building cultures of accountability […]
April 13, 2022

How to Be Heard | On Connection

It’s not uncommon, both at work and in the rest of life, for people to feel like they aren’t being heard. We’ve all experienced that frustration, […]
April 4, 2022

The Younger Perspective: Millennials & Gen Z at Work | On Connection

Gen Z, which is usually defined as those born between 1997 and 2012, is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025. And they’re […]
March 2, 2022

How to Disagree | On Connection

One of the hardest parts of human connection is managing disagreements. It’s easy to assume that a lack of disagreement or argument is proof of a […]
February 16, 2022

Alignment vs. Agreement | On Connection

Alignment is a term that gets thrown around a lot in leadership and org management, but how is alignment different than agreement? We think there’s an […]
February 14, 2022

Introducing Michelle Wonsley & Inclusive Leadership Design | The Connection Diaries

Welcome, Michelle! We are thrilled to introduce you all to Michelle Wonsley, who joins Conversant full-time to lead a new global practice focused on Inclusive Leadership […]
February 2, 2022

Practice Presence for Purposeful Leadership & Vitality | On Connection

A leader’s ability to make a meaningful difference rises and falls with the quality of their presence. Presence dictates how much of our mental, emotional, and […]
January 19, 2022

Change vs. Evolution: A mindset that makes a difference | On Connection

Change is a near-constant part of life, leadership, and organizational management today. There are endless books, articles, frameworks, and best practices on the subject, and yet […]
January 5, 2022

The Great Resignation: Facts vs. Explanations | On Connection

The Great Resignation is just one of the COVID-era phenomena many people, especially organizational leaders, are concerned with right now. Everyone wants to know—why is this […]
December 14, 2021

A Rest & Refresh Challenge | The Connection Diaries

At Conversant, one of the things we are continuously focused on is how we can design work to be consistent with the nature of being human. […]
December 14, 2021
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Leadership Lessons from The Beatles

Over Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of watching Get Back!, the recently released three-part Beatles documentary on the making of the Beatles’ final album, 1970’s Let It […]
December 10, 2021

Achieving Interpersonal Flow | On Connection

“Flow state” has been a popular area of interest since it was studied by positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi over 40 years ago. To experience flow is […]
November 17, 2021

Community: Why it matters & how to build it | On Connection

Community is an important part of building vitality in organizations, or for any group of people that wants to achieve something together. We define vitality as […]
November 16, 2021

Why Senior Leaders Still Need Leadership Development | The Connection Diaries

“Development isn’t because I have some huge deficit, it’s because I have more potential to realize in my life.” It’s easy to assume that senior leaders […]
November 3, 2021

The Conversations Are the Work | On Connection

At Conversant we believe that conversation and connection are underutilized yet critical leverage points for achieving results. Whether it’s meetings, one-on-one check-ins, emails, or chat, studies […]
October 20, 2021

Joy at Work with Juan Mobili | On Connection

Over the last year we at Conversant have become fond of saying “joy belongs at work.” Not only do we believe work can be joyful, we […]
October 18, 2021

Why Does Leadership Need A Reset Now? | The Connection Diaries

Conversant CEO Robin Anselmi invited Mickey Connolly to answer a question she was asked as part of this year’s 5th Global Forum: Why does leadership need […]
October 6, 2021

Leading Through the Great Office Debate: In-Office? Hybrid? Remote? | On Connection

Should we be remote? Should we be in an office? Is hybrid the answer? This issue has been dominating business news and keeping senior leaders up […]
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 […]
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 […]