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Conversation techniques and tools that can help strong managersbecome great leaders

Often the very same skills and traits that enable rising starsto achieve success "tenacity, aggressiveness, self-confidence"become liabilities when promoted into a leadership track. Whilemanagers' conversations are generally transactional and centered onthe task at hand, leaders must focus on people, asking greatquestions and aligning them with the vision for the future.Leadership mindsets and skills can be developed, and LeadershipConversations provides practical guidance for connecting withothers in ways that transform each interaction into an opportunityfor organizational and personal growth.

  • Identifies four types of conversation every leader must master:building relationships, making decisions, taking action, anddeveloping others
  • Provides an action plan for boosting your personal leadershippotential, as well for developing leadership skills in others
  • Draws on the authors' rich experience coaching and working withleaders at a wide range of organizations, including NASA, the U.S.Navy, intelligence agencies, Boeing, Gillette, Bausch & Lomb,and Georgetown University

Leadership Conversations is required reading for bothhigh-potential managers looking to make it to the next level andleaders looking to develop their people.

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