Entries by Dr. Debra Dupree

The Real Cost of Workplace Conflict: What Employers Need to Know!

Oftentimes, conflicts between people are less overt, such as subtle forms of harassment or bullying. “Subtle harassment and bullying is a systems problem often supported unknowingly by management” which is in direct conflict with California laws AB 1825 and AB 2053! Gallup’s 2008 study entitled “State of the American Workplace” and another by the Consulting Psychologist Press on “Workplace Conflict and How Businesses Can Harness It To Thrive” revealed some startling facts that caused American businesses to stand up and take notice. Here are the top five reasons for workplace conflict…

personality clashes – 49%
stress – 34%
workload – 33%
poor leadership – 29%
lack of honesty – 26%

Avoiding a Bad Boss Reputation and turning into an Unbelievable Leader

People are people whether at work or at home and relationships ARE work. They’re like a garden…needing preparation, maintenance, nurturing and and space to grow. My passion goes all the way back to my childhood growing up in a family that didn’t do well with conflict. I’ve spent my entire career working with people in relationships but got curious about how good people end up as bad bosses. So I went back to school to learn more…and started looking for trouble!

Gallup took an in-depth look at the “State of the Workplace” and found that employee disengagement costs American businesses $359 billion across the nation!

Do you know that nearly half of all conflicts at work are directly related to personality clashes…
Three out of ten of those conflicts comes from bad bossing. Good people leave bad bossing, not good organizations!

Crushing Conflicts to Boost Your Bottomline

Relationships are at the core of everything we do. And when conflict arises in the workplace it can have a toll, not only on our emotional capacity, but also the bottom line results of the business. Studies show that conflict effects productivity, synergy, culture, and turnover. As the leader of a team, how do you avoid this? And how do you effectively manage conflict when you see it growing in your environment before it becomes detrimental? Listen in and learn from an expert in the field!

Join us for Women Leading the Way Radio as we interview Debra Dupree, PsyD Founder of Relationships-At-Work Consulting. With over 20 years of experience in leadership development, corporate training, and a doctorate degree in psychology she delivers lessons on the school of hard knocks and how to turn employees into great leaders. Debra will share with us her experience, techniques, and philosophy on how to implement and maximize business based strategies that will give new life to your business.

Attachment and Good Bosses Podcast on Radio Reflection

On June 5, 2015, “Radio Reflection” podcast host Stacie Patterson interviewed Dr. Debra Dupree on Attachment and Good Bosses.  According to Debra Dupree, Ph.D. attachment theory has a lot to say about who will be a good boss. Debra Dupree Discusses Attachment and Good Bosses Good bosses are aware, is in tune with who they are […]

Unbelievable Leadership: Keys to Avoiding a Bad Boss Reputation

People are people whether at work or at home. And, their relationships ARE work. They’re like a garden…needing preparation, maintenance, nurturing and space to grow. So what goes wrong when people have differences that get in the way of getting along? It takes courage and curiosity to really understand the emotional intelligence of how we engage. It’s the power of connections that pulls people and projects together. The quality of relationships…feeling trusted and appreciated… is what deepens the connection and motivates us to perform. That’s what Unbelievable Leadership™ is all about!

ESPN “Lunch and Learn” Radio Interview with Dr. Debra Dupree

On Wednesday, August 26, “Lunch And Learn Radio Show” on ESPN 1700 AM interviewed Dr. Debra Dupree. They discussed how Divorce Mediation was different from traditional methods of divorce and how important the psychological and social aspects of the brain affect negotiations within the context of divorce. It was an informative and inspiring interview. [soundcloud […]

ESPN “Inside the Law” Radio Interview with Dr. Debra Dupree & CDFA Jo-Ann Little

On Tuesday, July 2, at 2:00 pm “Inside The Law” on ESPN 1700 AM interviewed JoAnn C Little of Triad Divorce Mediation along with Dr. Debra Dupree. They discussed how Triad Divorce Mediation was different from traditional methods of divorce and how important the psychological and social aspects of the brain affect negotiations within the context of divorce. It was an informative and inspiring interview.

Attachment and Good Bosses…how to manage up!

I am excited to bring to you this podcast on Attachment and Good Bosses: Ep. 14.  This is brought to you by RadioReflection, hosted by Stacie Patterson, Esq. Good bosses are aware, are in tune with who they are as individuals, know what qualities they bring to their leadership role, and are in tune with those around them. In […]