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According to Gallup, US businesses lost between $250-300 billion in lost productivity last year due to negativity. Whether it’s negativity, incivility, bullying, harassment, insubordination or disruptive behavior, it’s all drama says Marlene Chism, author of Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011).

Could it be that we are all using different language for the same issue?

In this audio conference Marlene introduces a new language and fascinating imagery to illustrate the intimate connection between personal drama and workplace drama, and the practical tools to identify and eliminate drama at the core.

This program is designed to help managers understand why drama hampers productivity and stands in the way of achieving the corporate mission and departmental goals.

Come to this session to find out why nipping drama in the bud is dangerous, how to identify the three core components present in every type of drama as well as practical tools for transforming drama into clarity.

No matter how workplace drama shows up in our organization, the tools and methods presented in this webinar translates from business to personal, with the power and potential to improve all areas of life.

Marlene has a Communications degree from Drury University and a Master’s degree from Webster University in Human Resources Development.

Key learning points include:

  • A new language to use to motivate employees
  • How to identify the three common components always present in workplace drama
  • How clarity can change any situation
  • A method for eliminating time-wasters and eliminating drama at the core
  • Practical communication skills and mindset tools to promote teamwork and collaboration

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Marlene Chism, MA, is the author of Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011) and the founder of the Stop Your Drama Methodology, eight principles to help busy leaders navigate change and run the office with no complaints, no excuses and no regrets.

Marlene is no stranger to reinvention and change. For more than twenty years, Marlene worked on the lines of the factory floor before quitting her blue collar job to build a business as a consultant, trainer and professional speaker.

Marlene is known for her thought-provoking yet down to earth practicality, her sharp wit and ability to get to the root cause of any type of drama.

A dynamic business and motivational speaker and communications consultant, Marlene has the unique ability to reach across the boundaries of many types of audiences: from Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders; to employees on the front lines. She is a philosopher and a dynamic story-teller with the ability to take complex subjects and make them immediately applicable, bridging universal principles to the inner and outer game of success.

Price: $175.00