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$15 Conversational Starters for Leaders & Their Direct Reports

You’ve just been promoted and you can’t wait to clean up the place. Your way.

But in your zeal to make your mark you find yourself policing more than coaching, barking and ordering instead of cheering and championing  your team.  And both you and your staff are stressed and less committed to the success of each other or the company.

Now what do you do?

            Leaders in that frustrating funk are finding a way to wear their coaching hat more often than their cop cap and getting even more productive results. How? Those leaders are giving their disgruntled employees a 5-minute Leadership Mints Break at their weekly staff meetings.

            Consumed like a breath mint –quick and on-the-go—a Leadership Mint is a quick- pick-me-up narrative of a key leadership behavior that like its candy counterpart is easily spooned, immediately reinvigorating and quickly digested in 5 minutes or less.

Featuring a reader-friendly dip-in-anywhere, grab n’ go format, Leadership Mints foster a more productive and non-threatening learning experience especially in coaching and mentoring others in highly-emotional behaviors like conflict management, self-control and humility. Continue reading