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Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies: How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication

The destructive effects of gossip and grapevine rumors can undermine performance and damage working relationships. When toxic talk infects an entire department, managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and just give in. They often feel powerless to counteract the damage caused by disparaging comments and persistent negativity, believing that "you can’t change human nature."

But tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution.

To help you take back control, Administrative Professional Today teamed up with workplace guru and syndicated columnist Marie McIntyre to help you successfully defuse the negative impact of gossip, rumors, and workplace busybodies.

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You will learn:

  • The specific signs that your office has a problem with negative chatter
  • How managers may inadvertently encourage negative behaviors
  • The best way to deal with tattletales, drama queens, whiners, and bullies
  • How you can make gossip and the grapevine work in your favor
  • Six rules for dealing with the problem of negative talkers
  • When the rumor mill will always heat up and what to do about it
  • The 7 topics that everyone should avoid at the office
  • The importance of management communication during high-change periods
  • How to stop discussing "attitude" and start focusing on behavior
  • The power of high expectations, sincere praise, and clear consequences
  • A simple roadmap for conducting an effective two-way coaching discussion
  • Techniques to use when employees blame others or deny responsibility
  • What to do when coaching doesn’t work
  • Conducting a "team turnaround” to involve your group in solving the problem

Imagine your office without tattletales, drama queens, whiners, and bullies. Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies will help you find out how to make that become a reality.

Sincerely,

Mary Ellen Slayter
Editor, Administrative Professional Today

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid — no hassles, no questions asked.

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Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies
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About Your Speaker:

Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D., has more than 20 years' experience as a manager, business owner and the HR director at a Fortune 500 company. She's authored two business books, writes a nationwide newspaper weekly advice column and is founder of YourOfficeCoach.com. Her coaching clients include The Home Depot, Tyson Foods, Panasonic, AT&T, Cisco and other major organizations.

Who Should Listen:

  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Executives
  • Office managers
  • Business owners
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