Advanced Praise for the Performance Conversations Method.


Dimitri Boylan

CEO & Founder, Avature

It’s going to take a long time to unpack this book, but everyone in HR should do it. But I think this is a good read for any executive level person that wants to build a high performance culture.


Patrice Masterson

Assistant Director of Benefits, University of Georgia

Dr. Lee describes performance conversations based on thought provoking questions and performance improvement which create authentic communication and optimistic anticipation of a future of excellent job performance. He recognizes and reinforces the types of relationships and communication required for employees to flourish in a world that is embracing new, flexible ways of working.

Christine Schwartz

Assistant Vice President, Dining and Conferences,  Bates College 

Communication—conversations—are the core to any successful relationship.  By asking employee specific questions, it humanizes the process and allows for a more meaningful connection between supervisor and manager. It sets a stage where everyone gets to be heard in a non-threatening way.


Amel Cuskovic

Chief Human Resources Officer & Assistant Vice President at Radford University

Creating sustainable organizational performance and capacity doesn’t occur in vacuum or through traditional performance appraisal process. Thriving employees are highly energized and better job embedded when empowered, properly guided, and supported through encouragement and active and ongoing coaching.

David G. Tomanio, SPHR, M.B.A., Ph.D.,

Retired Associate Vice President (CHRO) for Human Resources Florida Atlantic University

This groundbreaking book by Dr. Lee finally serves to replace inflexible performance appraisal systems of the past and present, with an easy to follow and effective one aptly named, ‘Performance Conversations.’  This approach creates an environment in the workplace where the manager is a coach and mentor who cares about the employee from a holistic standpoint.  A must read for those who truly believe in the notion of employee engagement.”



Jennifer K. Pittman, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Associate Vice President of Human Resources (CHRO)

Virginia Western Community College

Performance Conversations will quickly find its place as a foundational resource for new and seasoned managers alike.  Are you a manager exploring these conversations for the first time? Or, a seasoned manager seeking to inject new life into your dialogues? Either way, you will benefit from Dr. Lee’s conversational style, actionable concepts, and communication templates. Performance Conversations should be a must-read for HR professionals and managers as we continue to move our organizations into the future.