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    Drama Free Workplace - Avoiding the Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People

    Date: May 12, 2021, 8:15am – 9:30am
    Akron Area SHRM

    8:00am - Zoom Opens
    8:15am - Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
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    Drama Free Workplace - Avoiding the Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People

    You’ve seen it: avoidance, talking about others instead of talking to them, rumors, negative speculation, factions, and lack of trust. Learn why negative assumptions pick up momentum and spread, how to short-circuit destructive disagreement, extinguish incivility and eliminate unconscious behaviors that spark toxic power struggles and cycles of mistrust. This session will cover the nine stages of destructive disagreement; practical strategies to eliminate personality-based conflicts; provide positive solutions to create an open and trusting atmosphere; and an effortless way to begin a difficult dialogue.  

    About the Leslie Fiorenzo:

    Leslie Fiorenzo is the founder of, a coaching and training company focused on helping teams work together more effectively and productively. Using proven tools, she facilitates and energizes teams with 3 key skills to thrive now – even in these unprecedented times. With a keen interest in organizational effectiveness, she helps organizations eliminate toxicity by creating a drama free workplace. Understanding the importance of leadership – particularly now – she helps managers and senior leaders become more confident, productive, and fulfilled. Leslie has also created the Uncover Your Brilliance program for professional women who are overwhelmed, lacking confidence and uncertain to be more confident and competent and empowered to be more effective. Leslie’s unique perspective and approach comes from 30 years spent in corporate environments as a human resources professional. A lifelong learner, she has achieved a number of certifications including a facilitator with Conversational Management, Thera-Rising, IPV Consulting and DISC based learning tools. Her commitment to helping others grow and develop led her to teach human resources, business, and marketing courses as an adjunct faculty member at Davenport University and as an independent consultant with Business Network International. Leslie received her bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor College and her master’s in human resource development from Western Michigan University.  



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