The Drama-Free Office by Jim Warner
A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers, and Boss

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Free your workplace from drama dysfunction with these proven tools for increased office efficiency, harmony, and productivity.

In The Drama-Free Office, authors Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp interweave humorous and relatable case studies with the three key skills you'll need for managing office saboteurs--be they subordinates, coworkers, or the boss. You will see your coworkers (and yourself) in this entertaining and practical blueprint for addressing the dramatic behaviors that cripple so many teams.

The authors' research draws on years of experience working with more than 2,500 CEOs and their executive teams. They define the four major drama roles--the Complainer, the Cynic, the Controller, and the Caretaker--found in most organizations and lay out a detailed roadmap to help you: Skillfully initiate difficult conversations and defuse dramatic moments Reclaim the time, energy, and resources wasted in drama-riddled meetings and interactions Reduce your own dramatic tendencies and take control of your work life Create and sustain a collaborative, authentic, and fun work environment


About Jim Warner

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Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp are devoted to guiding corporations, family businesses, professional partnerships, and other organizations on how to expand their leadership skills, while fostering enduring authenticity within their teams. Whether for entire corporations, executive teams, small groups, couples, or individuals, Jim and Kaley are experts in creating collaborative, productive interactions.
Published July 9, 2012 by OnCourse Publishing. 166 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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First off, readers are instructed to control the dramatic flair they themselves exhibit: "You can choose to be 'right' or you can choose to be curious and take responsibility for whatever is happening in your life.” Moving forward, they provide strategies on how to rein in others, such as how to ...

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The book's tone is conversational and clear, but its real advantage is in its practicality and breakdown of actionable steps—the authors delineate the seven steps of dealing with office divas, given any of the various drama types, and provide scripts for carrying out the steps.

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Most of us at some point have worked for a Controller: usually a perfectionist who “always knows” the right solution.

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Stay below her radar: If you work for a Drama Diva who resists coaching or leadership development, understand that the probability of authentic interactions is low, and that your best coping strategy is to stay below her radar screen.

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