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Gossip. Power struggles. Poor team coordination. Theseare all symptoms of workplace drama. They're the obstacles that candrain your company of its best talent, get in the way of trueproductivity and profit, and eat away at the effectiveness of yourorganization—that is, unless a leader steps up and takesresponsibility for changing course.
Communications consultant and national speaker Marlene Chism hascreated an eight-step methodology that breaks through negativethinking that can contribute to drama in organizations of everykind and size. She has identified the gaps that dramacreates—a gap between where your company is and where it aimsto be and the psychological gap that occurs when people are facedwith change and the fear that goes with it.
With Stop Workplace Drama, Chism shows how to change theway you and your organization confront and work through problems,implement effective management strategies in a drama-filledorganization, and find new solutions that create positive growthfor every member of your company. You'll learn how to:
Understand the different kinds of "drama roles" played in theoffice—and how to work through them
Create healthy boundaries, get your work needs met, and make themost of your valuable time
Seek viable opportunities and take responsibility for yourefforts
Instill necessary changes without unleashing fear in yourorganization—which can lead to conflict
Cut through your personal drama so that it doesn't createfurther issues at work
In today's business world, where competition is fierce andeconomic challenges are more intense than ever, ending the dramahas never been more essential. With fascinating case studies,illuminating insight, and workplace-tested strategies, StopWorkplace Drama will help boost the morale of your employees,maximize your company's potential, and put your organization on theroad to success.
"This easy-to-read book is a must-have for anyone who leadsothers and wants to improve workplace dynamics so your people canenthusiastically say 'Thank God It's Monday!'"
—Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God It'sMonday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your CustomersLove
"Stop Workplace Drama offers practical ideas to improvecommunication in the workplace to eliminate power struggles,backstabbing, and office drama."
—Michael Linenberger, author of Master Your WorkdayNow!
"Marlene Chism's no-drama approach is down-to-earth andeffective, plus it's communicated with good humor and a very bigheart."
—Rick Hanson, PhD, coauthor of Buddha's Brain: ThePractical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
"Stop Workplace Drama is filled with fresh strategies tohelp leaders navigate change, reach their objectives, and create apositive work climate—all at the same time!"
—Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling andSelling to Big Companies
"Marlene Chism has given the Drama Zone its own zip code! Thisbook is a brilliant approach to halting drama in theworkplace—right here, right now—and at every levelwithin the organization. No smoke and mirrors, just real-worldtips, tools, and techniques to creating a 'no excuses, nocomplaints, no regrets' workplace. Count me in!"
—Anne Bruce, speaker and bestselling author of morethan 14 books, including How to Motivate Every Employee
"Any entrepreneur who wants to eliminate excuses and complaintsand increase cooperation will benefit by reading Stop WorkplaceDrama."
—Mike Michalowicz, author of the cult-classic TheToilet Paper Entrepreneur