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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 6, 2022

What the Unspoken Says About Your Company Culture

This blog was co-written by Robin Anselmi and Katie Mingo. Make your implicit thinking explicit to others This is probably one of the most common things […]
August 17, 2022

Sponsoring Responsible Autonomy | On Connection

For many reasons, sponsoring an “ownership mindset” is a popular topic for organizational leaders. Increasingly, leaders want (and need) teams that can be self-supervising and take […]
July 29, 2022

What is Culture? | On Connection

It’s not uncommon today for leaders and employees to place a great deal of significance on workplace culture. Culture and work environment is a major deciding […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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

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 […]
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

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 […]