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Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done by Linda Byars Swindling, JD

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Chapter 7

Energy Drains

Construction Ahead

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image Direction/leadership
image Bottlenecks/red tape
image Technology challenges
image Paperwork/scheduling
image Interruptions/meetings
image Environment/culture

Spot the Energy Drains

When you are negotiating with an Energy Drain, it is like driving through a long stretch of road construction. You see workers hard at work and what looks like a mess, and you experience delays and frustrations. Energy Drains are environmental factors, organizational constraints, and systems and processes that cause unnecessary stress on employees. They are time-consuming, frustrating, and demanding.

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Are You Negotiating with an Energy Drain?

Energy Drains are stressful and unproductive. They ...

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