Five Minutes to Lead

Great leaders know the importance of developing high-performing individuals and teams. They face the reality of time constraints, competing priorities, and too many potential solutions. If only there was a market-tested leadership resource filled with timely, practical ideas that work!

Five Minutes to Lead is a gift to the busy leader. The book offers fifteen, five minute lessons featuring real workplace challenges and practical recommendations to improve individual and team performance. The lessons are adapted from the author’s monthly newsletter and reflect wisdom learned and shared over thirty-plus years as a leader, coach, and teacher.

The book focuses on interpersonal skills critical to working effectively with others—such as humility, resilience and building trust. Each lesson offers stories of success and failure with three suggestions for skill development. A discussion guide is included to share the lessons in team meetings, coaching sessions, and building individual development plans.

Think about the wisdom you have gained leading other people, and the stories that need to be told. These insights will inspire you to reflect and share the lessons you have learned along the way.

You have a lifetime to lead—take five minutes to read!

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Five Minutes to Lead: 15 Lessons for Busy Leaders to Improve Team and Individual Performance: easily applied ideas to many issues in the workplace Simple, easily applied ideas to many issues in the workplace. Not just for folks in "leadership." The point comes across that we are all leaders in our own lives & careers.
Todd Popham, Founder & President of Popham Associates, Leadership Coach, Business/Non-Profit Consultant, and Author

About the Author

Todd Popham

Todd believes that one should continue learning and giving back to their community at any age. He began publishing an online newsletter, which started as the Opportunity Coach and is now called The Generous Leader, detailing contemporary research and conversations around workplace and personal leadership. In 2017, Todd put out his first book, Five Minutes to Lead, sharing some of the top leadership lessons which have resonated with his coaching clients and with his newsletter readers, and is continuing to produce written works to inspire the next generation of generous leaders.

Coming Soon

The Generous Leader

Generous leaders understand the importance of healthy organizations and their role to lead by example. The key is developing a giving versus taking leadership mindset, keeping your promises, and exceeding expectations.

Coming December 2022