Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done

  • 2h 13m
  • Linda Byars Swindling
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Constant complainers take up resources, time, and mental bandwidth in the workplace. When you change a culture of complainers to one of contributors, you boost morale, increase productivity, and promote effective communication. In short, you get more done with less drama. In Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers, workplace communication expert Linda Swindling shares her expertise in negotiating tough situations in the workplace. Discover how to influence others to accomplish your purpose. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers uses scenarios, engaging questions, and survey results to provide strategies that can be implemented immediately.

  • Shows how to identify complainers and time drainers
  • Provides forms to help prepare for discussions, suggested language to show up powerfully, and encouragement to apply strategies
  • Offers concrete phrases and tactics to refocus a complainer and end unproductive conversations

Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers is research-driven and focused on how to identify as well as manage conversations with "venters," complainers, whiners, and energy drainers. With these guidelines for communication, you'll see powerful results, improved relationships, and increased confidence.

About the Author

LINDA SWINDLING is a workplace communication expert. She began negotiating work drama first as a successful attorney and mediator and later as a keynote speaker, executive coach, and strategic consultant. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and president of Journey On, she is the author of the popular Passports to Success series, which offers thirteen titles on workplace and communication issues.

In this Book

  • Work Drama 101
  • Introduction: How to Use This Book with No Complaints
  • Whiners
  • Complicators
  • Prima Donnas
  • Controllers
  • Toxics
  • What to Do If You're the Complainer
  • Energy Drains
  • How to Negotiate Work Drama
  • Go Ahead, Complain
  • Resources
  • Notes