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Stop Workplace Drama: Train Your Team to have No Complaints, No Excuses, and No Regrets

ISBN: 978-0-470-88573-4
240 pages
January 2011
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Overcome the interpersonal challenges holding your business back


Is your workplace riddled with gossip, power struggles, and confusion? Do you seek clarity in your management and cohesiveness in your team? Do you have a personal obstacle affecting your professional success?

If so, there is good news-help is on the way. Stop Workplace Drama offers down-to-earth, practical methods to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and private practice professionals maximize success, increase productivity, and improve teamwork and personal performance.

  • Identify "drama" barriers and help your employees break free to experience higher personal effectiveness and increased productivity
  • Each of the eight points is full of universal and practical principles any business leader, sales director or entrepreneur can put to use immediately
  • Author Marlene Chism has shared her signature process with organizations such as McDonalds and NASA
When you're in the thick of business competition, you and your team need to function freely without internal conflicts, confusions, or rivalries. Stop Workplace Drama ensures that your employees will be able to give their best to create a healthy, profitable workplace.
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Table of Contents


Introduction We Don't Do Drama Here.

Chapter 1 Clear the Fog.

Chapter 2 Identify the Gap.

Chapter 3 Tell Yourself the Truth.

Chapter 4 Reinvent and Realign.

Chapter 5 Stop Relationship Drama.

Chapter 6 Master Your Energy.

Chapter 7 Release Resistance.

Chapter 8 Become a Creator.

Conclusion No Complaints, No Excuses, No Regrets.


About the Author.


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Author Information

MARLENE CHISM is a consultant, trainer, and professional speaker. She is the founder of the Stop Your Drama methodology—an eight-part process for helping managers and small business owners identify the barriers that are holding back their teams. Marlene is also the creator of Attitude Builders, a monthly teleseminar program developed for busy managers who want easy staff development with no prep, no plan, and no problem. Each month managers learn from experts, authors, and transformational leaders to help increase productivity and personal effectiveness. Working with high-level professionals who want to increase personal performance, Marlene has shared her processes and programs with companies like NASA and McDonald's. For speaking information, visit www.MarleneChism.com, and for free resources, visit www.StopWorkplaceDrama.com.
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Press Release

February 01, 2011
Stop Workplace Drama

Gossip, complaints, low morale, power struggles, poor leadership. What do all of these have in common? They are all symptoms of workplace drama. Though many people expect some drama to come along with any job, they are overlooking the underlying effects it brings to the workplace. Drama affects the well-being, efficiency and success of not only an individual, but an organization as a whole as well.   

For companies and individuals that are looking to create a more balanced and less negative workplace by cutting out the drama, communications consultant and author Marlene Chism’s book Stop Workplace Drama; Train Your Team to Have No Complaints, No Excuses, and No Regrets (Wiley; Hardcover; January 2011; $24.95; 978-0-470-88573-4) guides readers through her eight steps of empowerment process. The process in the book helps individuals increase clarity and improve productivity and personal effectiveness, leading to an increase in teamwork, a reduction in stress and an improvement in workplace performance.

To aid all varieties of drama, Chism gives the term a universal definition - any obstacle to an individual’s peace and prosperity. With this definition in mind, Chism explains how her eight steps of empowerment; which involves searching for clarity, self-examination, self-awareness, trust, collaboration, rejuvenation, awareness and creativity; can release drama from an individual’s life and keep it out of the workplace all together. 

With Stop Workplace Drama, Chism shows how to change the way individuals and organizations confront and work through problems, implement effective management strategies in a drama-filled organization, and find new solutions that create positive growth for every member of a company. The book advises how to:

  • Understand the different kinds of "drama roles" played in the office—and how to work through them
  • Create healthy boundaries, get work needs met, and make the most of valuable time
  • Seek viable opportunities and take responsibility for an individual’s efforts
  • Instill necessary changes without unleashing fear in an organization—which can lead to conflict
  • Cut through personal drama so that it doesn't create further issues at work

Stop Workplace Drama engages managers and employees with the tools to clear the fog, recognize choices, change communication dynamics, and navigate towards change.

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