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Marlene Chism (Springfield)

  • Highland Springs Country Club 5400 South Highland Springs Boulevard Springfield, MO, 65809 United States (map)

No-Drama Leadership: Overcoming Dramatic Obstacles to Business Growth

Whether it’s internal conflict, lost customers, lowered productivity, turnover or impending lawsuits, every leader faces a certain amount of “drama.”  The biggest mistake is wasting time and money on temporary fixes. You must get to the root of drama to turn obstacles into opportunity. 

In this session we explore the root cause of drama and how a problem-orientation affects decision-making. You will learn how to immediately shift your focus to stay in charge of the situation instead of getting engulfed in the problem. Stop wasting time and money on ineffective solutions. The real problem is not the one that you see, and the right solution is different than you think. 

About Marlene Chism

Marlene Chism is the leading authority on stopping workplace drama. She works with executives to improve leadership effectiveness and transform workplace cultures. She is the author of three commercially published books: Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011), No-Drama Leadership (Bibliomotion 2015), and Stop Drama in Your Healthcare Practice (Greenbranch 2018). 

Marlene’s areas of expertise include leadership development, strategic communication skills, and stopping workplace drama. Marlene’s message of personal responsibility, accountability, and alignment is making its way around the globe at leadership academy’s corporate retreats, association meetings and the LinkedIn/ global learning platform. 

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