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.
If you default to training and workshops to fix every workplace problem, you may be missing issues of clarity and cullture.
When you have the right mindset, you can push through discomfort and have the conversations that matter.
Your conversations are wasting your time, but you don’t realize it’s happening. How can you fix this?
We can avoid conflict and difficult conversations with family and co-workers, or we can try a different approach.
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.
To get better results, act with intention, and make sure your actions and values are aligned.
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.
Move past gossip, complaints and distractions to have the conversations that actually make a difference.
Executives can use this short list to determine the root causes of leadership failures within your organization.