Overcoming Conflict Aversion

Welcome Message from Marlene Chism

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Virtual Meeting





Virtual Meeting




Virtual Meeting


As a leader, you probably wish your employees would just do their jobs and get along. But that’s fantasy, not real life. The truth is, you’re going to have to correct behavior, and you’ll have to address performance issues. You’re going to hurt some feelings and make some people angry. The reality of your position can contribute to anxiety and conflict aversion.

The default to dealing with “drama” is often appeasing or avoiding, but those leadership behaviors create bigger problems later.

My goal is to give you the mindset, skills and support to dramatically increase your confidence, and elevate your skills to address behavioral and performance issues.

But there’s a catch: The level of skill you develop is 100% dependent on your commitment to putting the ideas into practice—even if it feels uncomfortable.

What to Expect

During the month’s of October, November, and December you will receive 60-minute virtual training sessions by Zoom. On the assigned session dates, Marlene will be logged on 5-10 minutes early. Please join a little early if possible to ensure there are no issues or glitches getting logged in.


Due to time constraints, there won’t be opportunity for reflection or deeper discussion during the program, but I encourage you to support each other by continuing the conversation between sessions. You can also email me after each session with questions.


Watch your email in box for mini-lessons, tips, reinforcements and reminders between each session.


If all goes as planned, you will have access to the session recordings. With that said, sometimes there are technical glitches, so please do not rely on the recordings to get the material.


Please be sure to register below to sign up for the training sessions. Once registered, you will receive an Opt-in email for verifying your email address. In addition, please ensure you whitelist Marlene’s email, marlene@marlenechism.com for reducing the chance of her correspondences going into your Junk or Spam folder(s).


If for some reason you aren’t getting emails from me, please call 252-658-3788 and ask for Heather, who will help you get set up.


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