The Engaging Leader Diary – Engaging Conversations

Today my mind is on pruning back a massive hedge in my garden before spring sets in. If I had regularly maintained it each year and effectively chipped away at it then it would not now be a tangled 10 foot high mass and an enormous job to bring it back under control.

This reminds me of the challenge with people. If regular conversations are not occurring then issues build up and tangled messes can develop. Where people’s attention is more focused on the numbers, new ideas or operational delivery rather than the people aspects challenges build up for the future. Good people also leave!

How regularly are you having deep honest conversations with your people? Are you walking the floor frequently and making them feel special with your interest and caring consideration. Are your regularly having team meetings? Are you praising them for what they have done well?

Like pruning a hedge do keep those engaging conversations going regularly with your employees, bosses, suppliers and clients.  People love to receive feedback that they are doing a great job every 7-9 days. Most people though receive that feedback at their annual appraisal.

Chris Cooper is an engagement specialist, coach and speaker. He is host of the Business Elevation Show on Voice America and Co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not). [email protected]


  • For those of you who want to be more productive and less rushed, today's show with guest Bob @Kulhan is not to be m… https://t.co/jbews6yuJ6January 24 2020
  • Join The Business Elevation Show tomorrow 8am(PT) for 'Think Slow to Move Fast' with Founder and CEO of Business Im… https://t.co/Gz02lRJtDoJanuary 23 2020
Follow @Chrisdcooper

Think Slow to Move Fast with Bob Kulhan

In a world that rotates at 1000mph, sometimes we feel the need to think equally as fast! However, this can often cause stressful and unproductive situations. Bob Kulhan has spent the last two decades linking improvisation to business through the behavioral sciences.  Bob is an elite improv actor as well as an Adjunct Professor at […]

See All News

“Chris has worked with us over the last three years to help us develop our talent as well as a programme to elevate our business proposition. We have also used his radio content to help our 1200 broker customers to grow their businesses. He has been a very valuable and trusted support”

Jonathan Davey, PURE and Keychoice More Testimonials

Newsletter Sign Up.

Sign up here to receive Chris Cooper's newsletter.