How to stop drama, grow your business and increase productivity – Marlene Chism

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According to Marlene Chism, we “need to check our hero-victim mentality and course correct so that we create deeper connection. In all drama there is always a relationship component and everything we think, say and do ultimately affects our relationships.”

What if your business could function smoother? What if productivity increased because communication flowed seamlessly at all levels of your business? What if instead of trying to be perfect you learned to be real and honest and admitted when you needed help or didn’t know something?

On this episode Marlene Chism shares new questions for you to ask to reduce or eliminate drama from your business and personal relationships. She also shares how you can improve performance, reduce anger and grow your business as a result.

Marlene Chism is the leading authority on stopping workplace drama. She works with C-Suite leaders to build drama-free cultures that drive growth and reduce costly mistakes. Marlene is known for helping managers address “the elephant in the room” and initiate conversations that gets results. Her expertise includes leadership development, conflict management, strategic communication

Marlene is a recognized expert on the Linked In / Lynda global learning platform, producing educational videos on Anger Management, and Having Difficult Conversations.

She is the author of three commercially published booksStop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011), No-Drama Leadership (Bibliomotion 2015), and Stop Drama in Your Healthcare Practice (Greenbranch 2018).

As a seasoned professional speaker, Marlene’s transformational message of personal responsibility, and alignment is making its way around the globe at leadership academy’s corporate retreats, association conferences, and customized webinars.

Marlene has a degree in communications from Drury University, and a master’s degree in HR Development at Webster University.  She is an advanced practitioner in Narrative coaching.

To learn more about Marlene, visit

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