Chapter 1. You Are the Source of Your Suffering—and That's the Good News

One of the reasons leadership seems so tough right now is that a lot of focus and energy are dissipated on drama—gossip, judgment, resistance, and complaint—instead of productive, proactive work. When this is true in your organization, you feel you're working harder than ever before, and yet you don't get the results you want. Your frustration is high and your energy low. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this chapter, I help you assess how much of your and others' energy is being wasted on drama. I also discuss drama's main components and causes and why you should ban it from your office. Peace comes with the end of drama.

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