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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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How can leaders improve connection in the new year?
How can leaders improve connection in the new year?

Resolve to improve your communication and connection by sharing more, creating space for others, listening better and more.

Creating stability in a hybrid work environment
Creating stability in a hybrid work environment

Workplaces succeed or fail based on how good the management is, not whether work is in person, remote or hybrid. But hybrid work does presen different challenges for communicating clearly and resolving conflict.

How to prepare for difficult conversations
How to prepare for difficult conversations

Difficult conversations requires leaders to be prepared, to show the business case and to create an intention. Learn more about changing behavior through conversations.

Leadership behaviors that diminish trust
Leadership behaviors that diminish trust

Trust is hard to built and easy to lose -- and a business imperative for managers and leaders in any organization. Learn what common ways trust is won or lost, and what you can do about it.

Why leaders make bad decisions and how to make better ones
Why leaders make bad decisions and how to make better ones

Leaders who understand how to make good decisions and good choices -- and the differences between them -- will do better with conflict and create better situations for employees and employers.

How to manage high-conflict through resistance training
How to manage high-conflict through resistance training

Understanding how you and co-workers resist conflict can help everyone manage these situations better. Read on for a deeper dive for leaders and managers.

Common workplace conflicts and their solutions
Common workplace conflicts and their solutions

Mismanagement of conflict is often the bigger problem than the conflict itself. Here are some common examples and how to address them.

How to start the "back to workplaces" conversation
How to start the "back to workplaces" conversation

Employers and employees are at odds about how post-pandemic work should function, and maybe they both need a different perspective.

Improving communication at the intersection of change and transformation
Improving communication at the intersection of change and transformation

How and where you communicate matters as much as what you say. Here's how to manage communication during rapidly changing times.

How leaders can start building conflict capacity
How leaders can start building conflict capacity

Great leaders need to manage conflict through deliberate practice and development. Learn how.

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