Managing Toxic Talkers:

How to keep gossip, gab and rumors from disrupting your team



  • Friday, August 21
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT

Don't leave it to sticks and stones. Words CAN damage team morale.

When toxic talk infects an entire department, managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and just give in. They often feel powerless to counteract the damage caused by disparaging comments and persistent negativity, believing that "you can't change human nature."

But tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution. And there is a way to get back control.

Join coaching professional Marie McIntyre on August 21st for Managing Toxic Talkers: How to keep gossip, gab and rumors from disrupting your team — a 75-minute online training that will help you successfully defuse the negative impact of gossip, gab and workplace rumors.

During this 75-minute online training, you'll learn:
  • 6 signs of a "chatter problem"
  • How managers may inadvertently encourage negative behaviors
  • What causes the rumor mill to heat up & how you can cool it off
  • 7 topics that everyone should avoid at work
  • The best way to deal with tattletales, drama queens, whiners and bullies
  • 6 rules for dealing with problem talkers
  • How to make the grapevine work in your favor
  • Effective management communication during high-change periods
  • How to stop discussing "attitude" and start focusing on behavior
  • The business case for positive communication
  • A simple roadmap for conducting an effective two-way coaching discussion
  • The power of high expectations, sincere praise and clear consequences
  • What to do when coaching doesn't work
  • Conducting a "team turnaround" to involve your group in solving the problem
  • You can also pose your questions directly to Marie McIntyre and get specific solutions to your problems. And because this is a webinar, there is no limit to the number of colleagues you can invite to sit in on this interactive event.


About your speaker — Marie McIntyre, Ph.D

Marie McIntyre is a workplace psychologist who operates an international career coaching business, and the website She has written a workplace advice column, Your Office Coach, for thirteen years and is the author of two business books, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook. Previously, Marie held management positions in both business and government, including Director of Human Resources in a Fortune 500 company. As a consultant, she has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, AT&T, Walgreens, Lockheed Martin, and the CDC. Marie's career advice has appeared in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Canadian Business, and many other publications.

Registration Bonuses

Sign up for Managing Toxic Talkers today, and you'll also immediately receive:

Difficult People at Work

A free copy of Difficult People at Work. This all-time best-seller reveals proven, practical strategies you can use immediately to restore your power, protect your personal space and actually free yourself to get ahead. (Ahhh, how satisfying!!!!!)

Difficult People at Work will make absolutely sure you know the best way to navigate safely around the Manipulators and tame the Bullies. It's a kung-fu course in neutralizing “toxic people” before they do irreparable damage to your professional image, your performance, and your health.

30-day Free Trial to Managing People at Work

You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Managing People At Work – our comprehensive subscription designed to make you a stronger, better-prepared manager. So that you continue to benefit from Managing People At Work, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

We promise you'll be satisfied.

If Managing Toxic Talkers: How to keep gossip, gab and rumors from disrupting your team fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your course materials, registration bonuses and members-only website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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