Marlene Chism

Marlene Chism is a consultant, international speaker and the author of "Stop Workplace Drama" (Wiley 2011) and "No-Drama Leadership" (Bibliomotion 2015). Visit her at MarleneChism.com and StopWorkplaceDrama.com, and connect via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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Stress
Stress

We can avoid conflict and difficult conversations with family and co-workers, or we can try a different approach.

Habits
Habits

When we live in an environment, we become blind to the weak spots. Facing those blind spots can be either the truth that hurts or the truth that sets you free.

Relationships
Relationships

To get better results, act with intention, and make sure your actions and values are aligned.

Target
Target

Simple errors can make your communication ineffective -- and hurt your ability to get results and reach goals.

The leader’s job is to get results through others. Be that person, not someone who's focused on either peace or power at the expense of improvement.

Elevate
Elevate

Move past gossip, complaints and distractions to have the conversations that actually make a difference.

Failure
Failure

Executives can use this short list to determine the root causes of leadership failures within your organization.

Time-wasters
Time-wasters

These are 3 types of conversations you don't want to encourage.

Growth
Growth

Growth requires you to elevate your self-awareness so that you can identify your shortcomings and change your unproductive habits.

Barriers
Barriers

There are dozens of ways “I already know” manifests. For example, “I already know what he will say, and “I’ve already tried that a dozen times.”