“Leadership is the ability to call forth your own best efforts, and the best efforts of others, to achieve a shared future that people care about."
What does it take for you to call forth your own best efforts day in and day out? How do you simultaneously maximize your own potential and the potential of those you lead? Where can you find the time and energy you need to envision a new future — one that you truly care about and that is shared by others as well?
Relax. The answers to these powerful questions are now within your reach.
We wrote Missing Conversations to help you uncover the answers to these challenging questions and navigate your way toward greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success.
While there are many good books out there for leaders on how to engage in important conversations with others, our book is about a different set of conversations that are often missing in the lives of leaders — the ones they need to have first and foremost with themselves.
It turns out that these are every bit as important to a leader's success and satisfaction as the more outward facing conversations. However, until now, there has not been an accessible framework for identifying and engaging in them.
If you or someone you care about feels stagnant in their current role, is new to leadership or is simply looking to reinvigorate their leadership in the face of daunting demands, Missing Conversations may be just the guide they need to re-inspire themselves and those they lead.
The book includes a Missing Conversations Self Assessment (click here to download) which allows readers to identify the conversations and chapters that are most relevant to their current challenges. The book can be read sequentially, but each chapter stands on it’s own, enabling you to prioritize the areas you need to focus on most.
#1 best-selling author of The Speed of Trust and coauthor of Smart Trust
“This book is a treasure trove of insights, strategies, and best practices into what it takes to thrive and prosper as a leader in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing workplace. The nine questions identified by Theurer and Jelks provide a practical, relevant framework for both emerging and seasoned leaders and the coaches who work with them. Their book strikes the perfect balance between self-reflection (which few of us do enough of) and thoughtful action. Read this wonderful book and share it with those you lead and mentor.”
founder of the Strozzi Institute, author of The Leadership Dojo and The Art of Somatic Coaching
“Missing Conversations is a pragmatic, accessible, thought-provoking guide to leadership that is useful for emerging leaders as well as veterans who need to recalibrate their vision, goals, talents, and humanity. The practices in this book move one to an in-depth self-reflection that opens to new actions and behaviors.”
Senior Advisor, Gallup,
Former Chairman and CEO,
“Leadership comes from within—there are no boundaries that limit it to titles, professions, age, gender, or ethnic background. Anyone who responds to the wisdom in Missing Conversations and embraces self- reflection as a tool and acts on it will become more effectively engaged in every aspect of their personal and professional life. This book is a must- read for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the world in which they live.”
Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Health Care
“One of my most important responsibilities as an executive is to cultivate the potential of current and future leaders. Missing Conversations provides a practical yet substantive framework for leadership development. I will be sharing this book with many of the people I manage and mentor and recommend it to any leader who wants to become a more inspired and effective presence in their organization.”