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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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.

Career growth
Career growth

Want to advance your career? Here's how you can improve your communication, develop new skills and take the initiative.

Difficult relationships can be fixed, but it takes clear intentions and a willingness to set boundaries.

Conflict
Conflict

How can address simple yet common workplace conflicts?

Accountability
Accountability

If the leader can’t articulate what success looks like, the employee won’t know how to meet the expectations.

Office
Office

If you default to training and workshops to fix every workplace problem, you may be missing issues of clarity and cullture.