Daryl Conner

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February 16, 2015

Conner Academy Now Offers Mastery Training for Change Practitioners

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As some of you already know, I have started a new entity called Conner Academy. Conner Partners continues its work under the day-to-day direction of our managing partner, Jay Michaud. While I maintain involvement in client executive-level advisory activities, IP development projects, and providing strategic advice to the Conner Partners’ team, much of my time […]

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June 4, 2014

Holding Space for Clients (free eBook)

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I’ve been “holding space” (creating environments where clients can feel safe and supported while resolving important issues) for as long as I can remember. I am so accustomed to applying it in my work that, until recently, it never occurred to me to examine what the term really meant or how I actually went about […]

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November 5, 2013

Why Should You Want Your Competitors To Care About Character and Presence?

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The introspective work necessary for a serious exploration of the relationship between character, presence, and clients is not for everyone. Most practitioners avoid it altogether or approach it only peripherally. That’s why those who do take this path share a common tie that usually transcends the boundaries that normally keep change practitioners in insular enclaves.

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October 15, 2013

What Can You Gain By Incorporating Character and Presence Into Your Work?

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Now that executing organizational change is an accepted professional discipline, there is an abundance of both internal and external practitioners; and more join the ranks all the time.
In observing this steady expansion over the years, I’ve noticed an interesting pattern. It appears that the majority of people in our field for five years or more fall into one of three categories. In this brief post, I will call attention to why one category is most likely to engage in a meaningful pursuit of character and presence and why I feel it is important.

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September 17, 2013

A Shift in Blog Cadence

Post 1 of 1 in the A Shift in Blog Cadence series

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Since 2009, I have authored more than 70 series (200+ separate posts) under the Change Thinking banner. I have much more to say about why I feel who we are as change practitioners is at least as important as what we do. How we show up when serving our clients—the character and presence we bring forward—is a neglected aspect of practicing our craft and I plan to keep blogging about it for as long as you continue to tell me you are interested in the subject. Beginning today, however, I am making a change to the pace of posting on the blog.

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September 10, 2013

The Thought Leadership Environment

Post 5 of 5 in the Thought Leadership series

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I do not believe that as a profession we will ever approach our potential without considerable influence from more thought leaders who can advocate for the importance of character and presence in our professional development. In this final post of my thought leadership series, I explore seven key elements of the environment necessary to foster the growth of more who we are thought leaders.

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