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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

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 […]
May 26, 2021

Virtual or In-Person? A Five Sense Solution | The Connection Diaries

 As parts of the world begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking – should we be in person or stay virtual? Mickey […]
April 26, 2021

Rethinking Accountability | The Connection Diaries

We often hear from clients that they want to increase accountability in their organizations in order to ensure high performance. We’ve recently been wondering, what does […]
March 25, 2021

Smart & Wrong – How Leaders Create Chaos | The Connection Diaries

In the face of complex challenges, leaders often create more chaos, despite their best intentions. Quickly moving into action and being the hero with an answer […]
February 25, 2021

Love belongs at work | The Connection Diaries

Michele Hunt, author, strategic advisor, and founder of DreamMakers, joined Conversant CEO Robin Anselmi to talk about #LOVE. For nearly 30 years we’ve partnered with leaders […]
January 25, 2021

Inventing the Future | The Connection Diaries

 “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”  So says Alan Kay, and we wholeheartedly agree. So how do we “invent” our […]
December 2, 2020

What’s happened to common sense? with Martin Lindstrom | The Connection Diaries

What’s happened to common sense? As companies grow, process and procedures become a priority. Rules and regulations can be important ingredients for efficiency and scale, but […]
October 19, 2020

Community vs. Independence – is it really a choice? | The Connection Diaries

Is community really an important asset in organizational life? We often talk about the value of Community, and sometimes we find that clients react with surprise […]
September 24, 2020

Connection is the Antidote to Burnout | The Connection Diaries

Burnout. We’re all feeling it and leaders everywhere are worried about it. It’s been a wild year and circumstances we all saw as temporary have become […]
August 24, 2020

How do we address mental health & well-being at work? | The Connection Diaries

Over the past few months, we’ve been hearing more and more about the increasing concern for well-being and mental health in the time of COVID-19. Massive […]