Research shows that successful businesses are those where employees are really engaged - how do they achieve this? Complex organisation initiatives or something more personal? In today's world of work we have forgotten a simple truth: the power of authentic, two-way, human conversations to build relationships, trust, and engagement. This book comes from 30 years of learning from world-class organisations, tried and tested leadership coaching techniques and emergent thinking on neuroscience and employee behaviour. The result is a simple guide to why, when and how to hold five critical conversations with people you manage. 5 Conversations will help the reader to dramatically improve trust, relationships, motivation and performance at work; build a better business by developing successful relationships; engage their personnel.