December 12, 2017 12:29 pm Published byazestauser
I thought I would finally take the time to review my friend and associate’s book, ‘Courageous conversations’.
Published by Matador last year, it’s a fairly quick read and I think it’s the perfect introduction to managing people. The only way you can create a high performing team according to Larry is to have good conversations and I agree with him.
He writes about 6 kinds of courageous conversations…
He provides simple models for having fruitful conversations in all of these areas and also includes excellent examples of the models in action in real conversations. There’s a quick reference summary of all the key models at the back, and a brilliant section at the end of each chapter where he answers frequently asked questions, which I know from my own experience really are the questions likely to be on people’s minds!
He writes in a very down-to-earth style, which sounds excatly like Larry talking and no paragraph is superfluous. He even includes some brilliant tips on how to say sorry well! I would buy a copy of this for all new managers in every organisation if I could, but I’ll stick to just giving it to managers on my programmes.