If you read my last post, you know that I'm in the final stages of writing a second book, and that book needs a title. Thank you to everyone who responded--over 35 of you--when I asked for help.
I was delighted! And your suggestions gave me a lot to work with.
If you're willing to continue with me on this journey, I've narrowed the selections down to four, and I'm asking for your help to narrow them down a little more. Like last time, you can record your vote in the "Let’s discuss this post in the comments" section at the bottom of the post, or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And I'll send you a copy of my new book (in pdf or hard copy--your choice) when it's published.
If you want to know more about the book's premise or read an excerpt, you can find all of that in the original post. Briefly, if you're my intended reader, you are:
- A manager, supervisor, CEO, school principle/superintendent, or HR professional,
- With two staff members who can’t get along,
- And both are valuable to the organization.
As their leader, you are looking for an approach to help your staff resolve their conflict. You're seeking skills for yourself, as well as a process you can follow to coach the parties and eventually bring them together to form a new working relationship.
Here are the title candidates (in no particular order):
- From Adversaries to Partners: A Phased Approach to Co-Worker Conflict Resolution
- Teach, Lead, Empower: Coaching Key Employees Through Conflict
- Teach Them to Fish: Resolving Conflict Between Key Employees (A Step-by-Step Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Anyone in the Middle)
- Coming to Center: A Leader’s Guide for Resolving Co-Worker Conflict
Feel free to mix and match parts of two or more different titles, or send me a brand new one!
I look forward to hearing from you and sending you a copy when it's published!