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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
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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

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 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 […]
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 […]
June 24, 2021

Stages of Learning for Effective Leadership | The Connection Diaries

Continuous learning is the hallmark of great leaders and great organizations. As adults, learning and development progress through a series of stages, whether we’re learning new […]
June 22, 2021

Change Leadership: The Art of Correction, Not Perfection

This blog was co-written by Robin Anselmi and Katie Mingo. Human beings are funny. People say: “No one likes change,” yet the reality is humans don’t like […]
May 19, 2021

Zoom Fatigue is a Choice: How to make virtual work less exhausting

Your Zoom Fatigue is Your Fault With so much of our lives shifting to virtual in the past year, the concept of “Zoom fatigue” has become […]
April 27, 2021

360 Reviews: From Punishment to Contribution

March 25, 2021

If You Want a High-Performing Team, Connection is the Key: A Bootcamp for Connected Teams

Nearly 30 years ago, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith published The Wisdom of Teams, a book considered a definitive resource for driving high-performance in organizations. Their […]
February 25, 2021

Conscious Transitions

For any of us who grew up in the American public school system, and perhaps others, the leaders of our schools had a basic understanding of […]
February 9, 2021

How do you get motivated? A purpose & a promise

A good friend of mine once told me about a trip to the dentist. He has bad teeth and found himself scouring articles on the differences […]
January 27, 2021

A Letter from our CEO, Robin Anselmi

In this month’s Connection Diary, we talk about “Letters from the Future,” and I thought I’d share my version of such a letter with all of […]
December 11, 2020

High-Stakes Reflection: What has 2020 revealed about leadership?