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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Improve performance through psychological safety
Improve performance through psychological safety

Safety means more than avoiding physical injury. Our psyches also need to feel safe.

5 ways to create a better workplace
5 ways to create a better workplace

No matter your title or authority, you can help create a better workplace. Here are some ways to get started.

How ineffective delegation wastes time and hampers productivity
How ineffective delegation wastes time and hampers productivity

Securing a vendor or consultant is a clear example of how delegation works (or doesn't) in the real world.

4 traps that trip up new leaders
4 traps that trip up new leaders

The leap from employee to leader requires new mindsets, skill development and a shift in identity.

Elephant
Elephant

When we avoid difficult conversations, we don't acknowledge the elephant in the room, but we do feed it.

Nice
Nice

Nice isn't nice when it comes to leaders who create drama rather than solve problems and help people grow.

Conversation
Conversation

Difficult conversations often aren't because people avoid them. Here's how to know when such a talk is needed.

Speed
Speed

We need enlightened leaders who know how to choose alignment over the habitual addiction of opportunity.

Elephant in the room
Elephant in the room

4 tips for discussing the things no one wants to talk about.

Conflict
Conflict

If you have invested in skills training but your managers are still conflict-adverse, it’s likely due to the mindsets that have emerged from the culture.