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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 […]
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 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 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 15, 2021
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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 […]
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

Setting a New Standard for Global Leadership

As a global collective, we face a number of complex challenges: climate change, racial injustice, income disparity, and the gender wage gap to name a few. […]
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 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 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 […]
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

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

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 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 […]