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September 22, 2016

Why Mergers, Acquisitions and Culture Transformations Fail?

What does it take for two very different, large organizations, with very different company cultures, to come together under the same overarching vision? Mickey interviews Bob […]
September 15, 2016

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

All people long to be valued and understood. As a leader, it really is your job to care and create that connection with the people with […]
September 8, 2016

Empathy is Essential to Leadership

Colin Pidd engages Jaap Jonkman, a consultant with decades of executive experience in the financial industry, in a conversation about leadership in the landscape of global […]
September 1, 2016

The Simplest (and most important) Key to Being a Great Leader

If you want to be a good connected leader, you must be present to both the situation and the people around you. Practicing “presence” sounds simple, […]
August 25, 2016

Good Leaders Must Focus on Personal Development

Don Van Winkle joins the show to discuss the primary traits that lend themselves to “good” leaders. First and foremost, Mickey and Don discuss the overarching […]
August 11, 2016

How to steward the organizational culture you want

Despite how many leaders habitually approach cultural change, force is not what is needed for evolution within an organization. Intentional thought and action is needed to […]
August 9, 2016

Are your leaders killing the business? What to do about it…

We have analyzed thousands of employee surveys across the world and conducted live interviews with employees on six continents. We have discovered that when the “superior […]
July 22, 2016

The Quality of Connection Shapes Results

Connection isn’t just a convenient by-product of results. Rather, high levels of connection within an organization actually help shape the results. When people within a workplace […]
July 6, 2016

What Sets a Leader Apart from a Boss or Bastard?

    Leaders, bosses, and bastards: we all know them, we’ve been them, and we’ve probably been all three at some point in each of our […]
June 13, 2014

Changing the Brain

During the Australian AMP “Igniting our spark” sessions, I experience a sense of wonderment as the actors from The Jump (Conversant Asia Pacific corporate acting troupe) […]
April 4, 2014

The Challenge of Being Global and Dynamic in the 21st Century

"Boats aren't designed to live in a harbour."

This quotation, often used by my brilliant colleague Jim Motroni, is intriguing… it makes the obvious point boats are designed and are at their graceful best under full sail on wide oceans working with tides, wind and waves.

March 17, 2014

Trust is Built, Not Granted

When people think about trust, they very quickly leap to thinking about someone’s character.

January 26, 2013

Stretching…

I like quotations, and I have a quotation site I especially like full of nuggets I often find timely and relevant.  Earlier this week, one showed […]
October 19, 2012

Leading Healthy Organizations

Leaders create the conditions for positive organizational health, and are a product of them.  Yes, you heard me right.  Leaders make organizations healthy or not, and […]
September 24, 2012

The Gift of Feedback

A few nights ago my wife said to me, “I don’t know if you realize it, the way you talk lately has become ponderous and you […]
June 15, 2012

The Agile Ascent: Leading in the Age of Agility

Recently, I saw a prominent leader in descent. His iconic business, hugely profitable for years, was in rapid decline.  Voices of customers, employees and investors were […]