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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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.”

Up
Up

You can't give yourself a promotion, but you can set the stage for what's next.

Performance conversations
Performance conversations

Performance conversations can go wrong. Here's how you may be inadvertently creating problems as a manager.

Good agreements create good boss-employee relationships. Set the expectations about moving the trainee-trainer relationship forward.

How to keep coaching focused on what matters.