No-Drama Leadership: How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace (Hardcover)

How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace

By Marlene Chism

Routledge, 9781629560618, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2015

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Description

Choice. Power. Speed. Today's leaders continually face these forces. But with too many choices, too much power, and too much speed, leaders often make decisions in a heightened state of emotion (and drama). Hasty decisions are often poor ones and in this climate there is no place to hide. Privacy is a thing of the past; the days of covering up or ignoring a problem are over. In today's transparent culture, the decision making of leaders is more vulnerable then ever-and it is more critical than ever to get it right. Marlene Chism's No-Drama Leadership introduces just the model the corporate world needs. Using case studies, checklists, and examples from various levels of hierarchy in leadership and from a variety of industries, Chism introduces the mindset shifts and practical skills needed to develop enlightened leaders, whose decision making flows from a much more grounded and aligned place. You will learn how to: Identify the signs of misalignment Increase your leadership effectiveness Use four quadrants of change as a catalyst for leadership growth Increase employee engagement Tap into the gifts and talents of your employees Communicate strategically Create a culture of accountability Increase innovation and productivity through empowerment Today's leader needs more than position, power, or business acumen. Today's leader needs more than self-management, communication skills, or emotional intelligence. We need leaders who are aligned, aware, and accountable, who balance choice and power with wisdom and responsibility-leaders who embrace and embody both the inner game of leadership growth with the outer game of business results, modeling both the mindsets and actions that transform the cultures they lead.


About the Author

Marlene Chism is a consultant, international speaker, and the author of "Stop Workplace Drama: Train Your Team to Have No Complaints, No Excuses, and No Regrets." Marlene's passion is developing wise leaders and helping people to discover, develop, and deliver their gifts to the world. Clients who work with Marlene report the following results: increased personal effectiveness and focus, stronger communication skills, increased profitability through clarity and alignment, higher employee engagement, and dramatically improved workplace culture.

On an international scale, Marlene is a dynamic storyteller with the ability to make the complex simple, helping diverse audiences from corporate executives to entrepreneurs to frontline employees. She delivers her message on stopping drama and creating enlightened leaders through corporate retreats and client work, as well as at association meetings, universities, and other speaking engagements.

Marlene has a communications degree from Drury University, and a master's degree from Webster University.
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