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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?

December 2, 2020

The Gift of Feedback: Make Performance Reviews Valuable, Not Painful

October 30, 2020

Creating Cultures of Dignity & Belonging with Diego Navarro

Diego Navarro joined  Anne Murray Allen and Katie Mingo for a conversation about the power of dignity and belonging to build communities of engaged and empowered people, as Diego […]
October 14, 2020

How to Manage Paradox

September 24, 2020

Connected Leaders & Healthy Workplaces

How can leaders in any organization support mental and emotional health? Most leaders are not mental health experts, but they can become skillful and accountable for […]
September 23, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 2: Where do we start?

Read Part 1 of this blog series: Mental Health in the Workplace: The Canary in the Coal Mine Anxiety, depression and stress are normal and healthy […]
August 25, 2020

Refocus Wasteful Conversation with a Simple Question: “What is it time for now?”

There’s an old saying: “If you’ve got one foot on yesterday and one foot on tomorrow, you’re pissing on today.” What can feel nefarious about this […]
August 25, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 1: The Canary in the Coal Mine

Even before Covid-19 hit, there were signals of an emerging mental health crisis. The statistics[1] tell the story: 62% of managers have had to put the […]
July 6, 2020

The Backroad to Brilliance: From disappointment to discovery

“Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.” William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell   Decades ago, I was working with 25 people from various walks of […]
July 2, 2020

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Some Personal Lessons in Learning

Prior to my work on my PhD, I took a two-month trip around Europe. A member of our small group of four drove us in a […]