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2020 Vermont SHRM State Conference


    Meet Cy Wakeman:  

    Drama Researcher, NY-Times Bestselling Author and Leadership Consultant

    I am a drama researcher, a career I discovered accidentally and have since quantified how much drama there is in the workplace. Our research has shown that the average employee spends nearly 2.5 hours per day in drama – gossiping, tattling, withholding buy-in, resisting change and stepping down from accountability.

    Drama is emotional waste – any unproductive thought or behavior – and like any other waste in the workplace, I believe drama can be eliminated through great mental processes. My work is focused on giving leaders tools to recapture that emotional waste and upcycle it into results.

    I started Reality-Based Leadership in order to teach leaders and individual contributors ways to lead in reality that diffuses drama in the workplace. We have formed that into an organization that does leadership development, speaking and training, and publishes unconventional tools and leadership programs to use to diffuse drama in the workplace.

    My best advice ever? Stop Believing Everything You Think

    Want to learn my philosophy quickly? Start with these 10 Core Philosophy Videos

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