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Ditch the Drama: Innovation and Collaboration Are Your Natural State When the Drama's Gone
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
Find out about the high cost of drama in the workplace, and learn proven strategies to reveal our natural state of innovation. 

There is a cost to drama in the workplace, both in the happiness of employees and in millions of dollars of waste in organizations. Employees spend almost two and a half hours per day indulging in ego-driven behaviors (e.g., low accountability, resisting change, withholding buy-in, blaming, venting), our natural human reaction to change and challenging situations. This energy can be conserved and reinvested with a few simple changes in how we think, how we lead and how we work. By using good mental processes, we can bypass the ego, ditch the drama, and reveal our natural state of innovation and collaboration. This opens us up to endless possibilities and create a whole new level of potential for ourselves and results for the organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between the “high self,” the “low self,” and the ability to toggle between them.
  • Ensure that you are using your best self to ditch the drama in challenging situations and circumstances.
  • Recognize that accountability drives engagement.
  • Identify ways to positively impact relationships and strategic organizational goals.
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Presenter:
Cy Wakeman,
Cy Wakeman, Inc.