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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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3 rules to prevent conflict mismanagement
3 rules to prevent conflict mismanagement

People have many ways of avoiding conflict. Here's what you need to know about avoiding conflict avoidance -- and what to do when your organization is conflict-averse.

Avoid getting blindsided: Turn your managers into leaders
Avoid getting blindsided: Turn your managers into leaders

Managers can act differently around leaders than they do their team. It's up to leaders to watch for 3 big red flags.

How to get uncomfortable and elevate your leadership in 2021
How to get uncomfortable and elevate your leadership in 2021

Conflict avoidance is a bad idea when you're the boss. Here are some ways to overcome reluctance and be the leader your people need.

Leadership techniques for working with high-conflict people
Leadership techniques for working with high-conflict people

When you find yourself in conflict with a co-worker, don't hide from it or write them off with labels. Instead, here are some ways to productively address the problem.

4 hacks to reduce decision fatigue
4 hacks to reduce decision fatigue

Making decisions takes a mental and energy toll. Here's how to be more intentional in your decision-making and reduce the tax on your brain.

How invisible forces influence decision-making
How invisible forces influence decision-making

Our brains and emotions affect leaders' decision-making. That's OK! Learn how to name and cope with these influences.

How to tell when your managers are conflict-averse
How to tell when your managers are conflict-averse

Conflict is tricky. The answer is to dig deeper, find out why a manager is averse to conflict and solve the problem.

How to bust 3 anger myths
How to bust 3 anger myths

Anger by itself is neutral -- it's how we process and learn from it that counts. Here are a few basic myths you'll want to debunk.

3 essential skills for resolving conflict
3 essential skills for resolving conflict

Conflict at work can be made worse if leaders don't listen, check their assumptions and take ownership for their role. Here's how to do better.

Managing anger in controversial times
Managing anger in controversial times

Anger is its form of pandemic facing our workplaces. How can we do better with ourselves and our teams?

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