Poor leaders cause discord in the workplace and negatively impact a company’s bottom line and employee morale. Often, they see everyone else as “the problem” when they should be looking in their own mirror.
How Not to Act Like a BLEEP at Work by Melissa Davies delivers a fictional story based on real life examples and lessons on how to create an environment where team members are able to show up with their best selves and contribute to meeting the organizational mission.
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Melissa Davies is an expert on developing workplace environments supporting people as they learn to show up with more of their whole selves. She works with clients across North America including private corporations, the U.S. military and government agencies. Melissa is President of Wise Ways Consulting, specializing in executive coaching, group facilitation, and high-engagement training. When she isn’t supporting clients, Melissa is working on her golf game or planning her next trip to parts of the world she has yet to visit.
How Not to Act Like A Bleep At Work author owner of Wise Ways Consulting, Melissa Davies speaks with Fox 5’s Steve Chenevey of WTTG broadcasting from their studio in Washington DC.
Melissa Explains to Steve the 7 Key Elements of the book and how they relate to everyone and especially people in the workplace.
Melissa Davies, an international expert in developing workplace environmments, outlines winning leadership and teambuilding skills that create business success.
Poor leadership skills cause discord in the workplace and can negatively impact a company’s bottomline and employee morale. Often we see other people as “the problem” when we should be looking at ourselves in the mirror.
How Not to Act Like a BLEEP at work (Wise Ways Consulting/May 2016/$14.95 paperback) by international business consulting expert, Melissa Davies, delivers examples and lessons on how to create a business environment where team members are able to show up with their best selves and contribute to meeting the organizational mission.
“Empathy is something that is sadly lacking at the moment – on all fronts – business, politics, society. People don’t seem able, nor choose to be able, to put themselves into each others’ shoes,” Davies states. “They just sit firmly entrenched in their corners and then hurl comments and insults at each other. We would be far better off showing empathy and appreciation for others’ views and situations…then we might be able to work together.”
Unlike other leadership- and team-focused books, How Not to Act Like a BLEEP at Work is written in story form allowing readers to escape into a fictional environment, but one that looks and feels familiar. The story follows a hyper-driven, task-focused manager who doesn’t understand that an organization’s best asset is its people. Through the candid help of her mentor, she learns how essential behavioral skills are in her role as manager and how much she has to learn if she wants to develop her team.
“People are better able to identify with a situation if you use a business parable instead of a self-help-type textbook,” Davies explains. “The story I wrote is one people can identify with, relate to, and understand. All the scenerios in the book come from real life business situations.”
In the story, Davies outlines the types of people we usually meet in our work life that can create tension and problems. Some example types can be identified as:
Organizations are made up of many different personalities and characters. The story team in How Not to Act like a BLEEP at Work is no different. Representing the diversity within today’s workforce, they come from all walks of life. They bring competing priorities and personal agendas. They are of different faiths and ethnicities. Yet at their core, they all want to do well and feel like they are a part of something greater than themselves. Follow along with the fictional manager as she learns what it means to truly be an effective team leader.
Davies states that “it is no sin to need coaching and mentoring in the business world. When employees/team members feel empowered and supported, they will flourish, and as a result, the organization will be more successful.”
HOW NOT TO ACT LIKE A BLEEP AT WORK is available through www.bleepatwork.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Davies is an internationally respected expert on developing workplace environments where people are able to show up better, with more of their whole selves. She works with clients across North America and spends much of her time working with military organizations. She runs Wise Ways Consulting, which specializes in executive coaching, group facilitation, and high-engagement training. Melissa works with multi-national corporations as well as numerous U.S. Government agencies. A native of British Columbia, she lives and works in Northern Virginia.
ABOUT WISE WAYS CONSULTING
Wise Ways Consulting, Inc. is a Small Woman and Minority (SWaM) owned company providing the highest quality consulting services to meet the training, planning and visioning needs of commercial and Federal Government clients. Their consulting team specializes in working with clients to understand their business needs, plan strategically, and then develop and facilitate high quality training programs.
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