S02 E11 – Drama Research with Cy Wakeman

One of the most common requests we hear from clients is, “how do I ditch the drama a work?” Today we bring you the goddess with the answers, Cy Wakeman. Cy is a drama researcher, global thought leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Backed by over 25 years of unparalleled experience, Wakeman’s philosophy offers a new lens through which employees and executives alike, can shift their attention inward, sharpen their focus on personal accountability, and uncover their natural state of innovation simply by ditching the drama. Deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace,” Wakeman has helped companies such as Google, Facebook, Viacom, Uber, NBC Universal, NASA, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins, Stanford Health Care, Keurig Dr. Pepper, AMC Theatres, White Castle, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and countless others learn to navigate our rapidly changing world using good mental processes to harness energy wasted in workplace drama and reinvest that effort into achieving profound business results.In today’s conversation we center on everyone doing there internal work, how most of us are not victims at work, and how getting more skilled helps you show up and speak up.

Today on Let’s Make Work Human

  • Cy Wakeman’s accidental discovery of drama research
  • The concept of drama as emotional waste and how it affects productivity and well-being
  • The need to eliminate drama by improving mental processes and facilitating good leadership
  • Why traditional HR philosophy, employee relations, and engagement surveys are limited
  • How important readiness in change management and the need for shared accountability is today
  • The impact of the global pandemic on drama in the workplace
  • Our tendency to outsource happiness and the need for inner work to address mental health
  • The importance of staying rightly challenged and avoiding echo chambers to promote growth and evolution

Resources Mentioned in the Show

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