On November 13th, 2012 the Canadian HR Reporter Magazine, along with the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), featured Sharone Bar-David’s expertise on abrasive leadership as part of their professional development offerings. The webinar incorporates the results of a survey we developed, focused on the causes, manifestations and costs of abrasive leadership in the Canadian workplace.
About the the webinar:
Insights Into the Abrasive Leader: Finding a Better Way
Somewhere along your professional path, you’ve encountered an abrasive leader (or were aware of one). As such, you’ve already observed the impact that a harsh interpersonal style inevitably has on the workplace.
This webinar will help you develop a better understanding of abrasive leaders, their profound effect on the workplace, and what your organization can do to deal effectively with the issue. You will also learn about the intriguing results of a recent Canadian HR Reporter survey developed by the webinar’s facilitator, and what the survey’s findings reveal about this phenomenon. (Hint: prepare to hear about abrasive leaders trapped in their own fallibility, fearful staff, senior leaders who turn a blind eye, organizations who lack effective mechanisms to prevent or deal with the problem, and frustrated HR professionals.)
Specifically, you will learn:
- What makes abrasive leaders behave the way they do (you might be surprised)
- Five key findings from the Canadian HR Reporter Abrasive Leader Survey that you need to be aware of in your role as an HR professional or people-leader
- Top four commandments for dealing with abrasive leaders, or preventing harsh interpersonal conduct from developing in the first place.
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Check out these free resources from Bar-David Consulting related to abrasive leaders:
- Our Abrasive Leadership Risk Assessment — free download of our proprietary resource
- Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility — Sharone Bar-David’s book
- Abrasive Leaders: Five Mistakes You’ve Made when Managing Them
- How to manage an abrasive leader — Sharone Bar-David’s interview on Coaching for Leaders program
- Dealing with a Star Performer Who is Abrasive
- What We Now Know about Abrasive Leadership and Organizational Factors —results of Bar-David Consulting/Canadian HR Reporter Magazine 2012 Survey
- Abrasive Leaders—Top Ten Organizational Competencies Checklist — assess your organization’s capacity to prevent and address leaders’ harsh interpersonal conduct
- Challenges Related to Creating Respectful Work Environments — thirty minute audio interview with Sharone Bar-David
- Abrasive Bosses – Three Deadly Organizational Sins
- A note from Sharone Bar-David to leaders who have told to change their abrasive style
- Common Myths — three most common myths pertaining to abrasive managers.
- The business case for a respectful workplace — a collection of data and figures that help you quantify why it makes good business sense to maintain a respectful workplace.
- The Incivility Risk: It’s Time to Connect the Dots
- Ultimate Survival Guide for (Good) Managers: Protecting Yourself from Unfair Bullying Charges
- Respect-on-the-Go Toolkits — Bar-David Consulting’s info- and strategy-packed resource cards
- Our Blog – check out our blog entries focused on respectful workplace issues.
- Learning Hub — learn for free together with your team. Initiate thoughtful discussion in your team about respectful workplace issues using our Learning Hub tools.