Give 'em Five™

Responsibility-Centered Leadership uses a “Give ‘em Five”
guided conversation to train those in leadership positions to incorporate
five themes into their corrective conversations.

These conversations are highly personalized, because Supervisors/ Managers decide what words they will use — and the themes do not need to be addressed in any particular order. The goal of “Give ‘em Five” is to help Supervisors/ Managers feel comfortable and natural while delivering a message of responsibility. The themes are:

  • Support
    • Use supportive statements that connect to your relationship with the employee or identify a strength that he/she possesses.
  • Expectation
    • Let the employee know the expectation you have for him.
  • Breakdown
    • Communicate where you see the expectation breaking down or failing to be met
  • Benefit
    • Explain to the employee how meeting the expectation will benefit him or her.
  • Closure
    • Determine whether the situation has been resolved or whether the conversation is at a place where you can feel comfortable moving on.
       
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Role Playing Give 'Em Five Conversations
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Give 'Em Five: Support, Expectation, Breakdown, Benefit & Closure

See What Others Have to Say

"Responsibility-Centered Leadership provided our organization with a consistent framework and method of communication related to handling the challenging moments we deal with every day. It also has helped increase morale and is a contributing reason why turnover is down 18% in the past year."
Human Resources Director
Crookston, MN
"Responsibility-Centered Leadership provided our organization with a consistent framework and method of communication related to handling the challenging moments we deal with every day.  It also has helped increase morale and is a contributing reason why turnover is down 18% in the past year." 
Human Resource Manager
Phoenix, AZ
"Responsibility-Centered Leadership has provided valuable tools to encourage positive and mutually respectful communication between leaders and staff members. This program has helped employees take ownership and become accountable in problem solving. This is the key to helping staff members become more successful."
President & CEO
Felicity, OH
"Responsibility-Centered Leadership makes corrective action with employees simple and effective. The employee sees their responsibility in their actions.  Hard to council employees are neutralized with easy techniques and bring the conversations back to the issues at hand."
Nurse Manager
Parsons, KS