Abrasiveness can be tamed.
But first, if you are a person who has been identified as ‘abrasive’, please click here for a candid note from Sharone Bar-David to you.
If you are a senior leader managing someone whose interpersonal style rubs people the wrong way, you know that this person’s conduct is bad for business – whether he or she holds a management position or otherwise is considered to be a valuable contributor. Although a stellar (even brilliant) performer, the abrasive person’s behaviour can cause distress in the work environment, trigger high staff turnover and sick leaves and tarnish your brand reputation.
This manager (or star performer) might have the organization’s best interest at heart and is trying to take care of business. Still, people often complain about him (or her), sometimes referring to them as ‘the bully boss’ or ‘workplace bully’.
You want to retain this person and their expertise, however the cost might be too high. To assess the cost and risk, fill out our free, proprietary risk assessment. You might be surprised at what you discover.
You’ve tried various solutions, but nothing has really worked. You’re now ready to take action. And you know that buying into the common myths about abrasiveness has not served you well.
That’s where the REAL™ Program for Abrasive Leaders comes in.
Using a highly specialized and respectful process the REAL™ Program for Abrasive Leaders* will help turn the manager’s behaviour around within several months. The former ‘bully’ can become a manager whose interpersonal conduct does not cause distress. PLUS, you will no longer receive complaints about disconcerting behaviours.
* Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Laura Crawshaw, founder of the Boss Whispering Institute,
Contact us to discuss how the REAL™ Program for Abrasive Leaders will help you assist the abrasive manager (and the work environment) get back on track.
To learn more about Abrasive Leaders and related organizational factors, please visit any of the resources listed below.
- Abrasive Bosses – Three Deadly Organizational Sins
- Abrasive Leaders: Five Mistakes You’ve Made when Managing Them
- 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
- Top Ten Abrasive Leader Mistakes Checklist – assess your organization’s capacity to prevent and address leaders’ harsh interpersonal conduct
- Challenges Related to Creating Respectful Work Environments - 30 minute audio interview with Sharone Bar-David
- Our free abrasive leadership risk assessment
- A note from Sharone Bar-David to leaders who have told to change their abrasive style
- The Incivility Risk: It’s Time to Connect the Dots
- Ultimate Survival Guide for (Good) Managers: Protecting Yourself from Unfair Bullying Charges
- 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.