Rose Fass expertly shares simplified strategies for having effective conversations. Learn how to change the conversation to change hearts and minds, and ultimately get to the outcome you want to achieve.
“A must read for those who need to lead others through challenging times.”
Ajay Banga, President, World Bank
“I wrote this book to bring to light the need for artful conversations. I genuinely believe leadership happens in the conversation. Face to face, in an email, or in a public forum...on the world stage, in business, in our personal lives, we have exchanged civil discourse for a dueling monologue.”
- Rose Fass
The single factor that determines success or failure on the public stage, in private interactions and in business today is the conversation. Great leaders are great communicators. They are consistent in their public and private conversations.
Experienced corporate business leader and change consultant, Rose Fass, confidently asserts that leadership is a conversation. In her new book, The Leadership Conversation, Rose Fass shows her readers how to change the conversation to change hearts and minds, and ultimately to change the outcome.
Whether you are a politician looking to bring about much needed change, a parent or family member hoping to set loved ones on the right path, or a business leader setting direction to achieve growth goals; it all happens in the conversation. Rose Fass understands, something too many leaders forget, that big bold change happens one conversation at a time.
This book, like her first book, The Chocolate Conversation: Lead Bittersweet Change, Transform your Business, reads like a novel, is filled with wisdom and straight talk, all with humor and real life examples.
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“Rose has been a trusted advisor and mentor to me for the last several years. She is uniquely gifted with deep leadership insights and an astute perspective on how organizations work. I always found her advice, grounded in integrity and with a very positive intent, to be thoughtful, insightful, pragmatic and highly actionable — in short, truly invaluable. She brings that same approach to her second book, which is a must-read for leaders in all organizations.”
“Every leader has a pivotal moment in their career when they are called upon to lift the organization to meet a challenge. We needed to make a dramatic change in market share and mindset, and that is where Rose Fass and the fassforward team came in. As a people leader if you want to have an immediate impact on your organization, The Leadership Conversation will give you a blueprint to drive bold changes. Rose’s insights and coaching strategy will set you on the path to creating award-winning employee and customer experiences that drive confidence and loyalty.”
“I’ve been working with Rose and the fassforward team for over 18 years. If you want to change the conversation, lead through the tough plays and build something truly special don’t go on the field without this playbook!”
“At Real Chemistry, our central organizing principle is to get ‘in relationship’ with our customers, people and patients, and to help our clients do the same to make the world a healthier place for all. The fact is that leadership is communication, from intimate conversations, to wider-reaching audiences, across the full-spectrum of communications channels. Rose Fass' The Leadership Conversation brings this powerful concept to life and provides actionable guidance on how to have the right conversations, with the right people at the right times to drive the right outcomes.”
“Constructive conversations begin with a willingness to listen, because there is always something we can learn from other people. In both her work with Mastercard executives and this book, Rose shows how listening and learning leads to respect, and how that respect leads to the kind of thoughtful and hard conversations that lead to progress. A must read for those who need to lead others through challenging times.”
“True leadership is about rallying your employees around a central mission, and inspiring them into action. The fact is that people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care. As a key strategic partner, Rose has been an integral part of our transformational journey to meet the rapidly changing needs of customers. A masterful, timely read, The Leadership Conversation is a testament to Fass’ ability to unlock the reader’s full potential.”
Creating Better Leadership Conversations
Rose Fass joins Kevin to discuss the importance of effective leadership conversations. She encourages leaders to embrace constructive dissent, promote inclusivity, and create a culture where authentic, respectful conversations can happen. She introduces the concept of framing conversations, consisting of the technical, social, and political spheres, to effectively share ideas and build trust.
Learning the Art of Conversation
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The Chocolate Conversation: The Driving Force of a Successful Business.
Leaders should remember that effective conversation is crucial for uncovering concerns that may hinder success. In this episode, Rose Fass, Founder, and Chair of fassforward Consulting Group, discusses how "The Chocolate Conversation" drives business success by highlighting the importance of leadership in cultivating a common worldview, setting standards and goals, and addressing team concerns.
Bridging the Leadership Gap.
What does it mean to be a leader? Dr. Pelè and Rose Fass invite you to unravel this complex question. This episode will help you demystify some common misconceptions about leadership, emphasizing the importance of listening and the critical idea that "leadership happens in conversations!"
The Leadership Conversation with Rose Fass.
Do you have your eye on a leadership position in your organization or perhaps you're well on your way climbing up that ladder, but you could use a mentor. Maybe you could use someone to help you communicate your leadership style a little bit better. Well, you're in luck today.
The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.
Hear how to really think about the conversations you're having. What if you could see the world through a fresh lens?
Effective leadership conversation techniques.
Today’s topics are locked-in on effective conversation techniques for leaders. This is a must-have skill for leaders to engage in meaningful conversations with their teams.
Rose Fass, The Leadership Conversation.
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Rose Fass - The Leadership Conversation
We talk about leadership, politics, reframing conversations. And stories! Listen to the end. Rose has fascinating insight into hybrid/remote strategy and what it's going to take to get resistant senior leaders on board. I love her specific examples.
Leaders: remember that how you lead conversations with your team is one of the most important factors in your success. Conversations can uncover concerns that are undermining your goals, and they can help you cultivate a shared vision, set standards, and achieve your objectives. In this episode, Rose Fass, Founder and Chair of fassforward Consulting Group, unpacks The Chocolate Conversation as the driving force of a successful business. She compares the power of leading vs. managing and emphasizes the role of leaders in creating a common worldview, setting standards and goals, and uncovering concerns. Rose also reveals why the leadership gap grows wider and why teams become apathetic. What conversation are you having with your team? Tune in to learn how to lead bittersweet change and transform your business today!
What are the hallmarks of great leadership today? For many it’s about inspiring people, organizing around a common goal, and guiding followers through the obstacles along the way. Rose Fass, a business transformation expert and founder of fassforward Consulting Group, distills good leadership into something simpler: it’s a conversation. So how do you master the art of the conversation — not just as an individual, but also as a leader?
In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Bryce & Marcus talk with Rose Fass – author of The Chocolate Conversation and The Leadership Conversation and the Founder and Chair of fassforward – about why conversations matter and how to have more effective ones as a leader.
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has already taken place.” In this video, Rose Fass explains the worldviews, standards, and concerns in a conversation and how to address deeply held beliefs.
Rose Fass breaks down what that is and how to navigate those difficult conversations.
Rose Fass shares the three elements of a conversation and the need to balance them.
In this video, Rose Fass explains how to ask the right questions in order to get appropriate feedback.
Rose Fass explains how to have the right conversations and shares one of the better conversations she's ever been exposed to.