Here’s what our ‘abrasive’ coaching clients taught us here at Bar-David Consulting: people whose interpersonal style rubs others the wrong way are perfectly capable of changing — once they have accurate data to work with.
If your organization is struggling to manage the challenge of a leader whose behaviour causes unrest in the workplace, our one-on-one, highly specialized program might be the ideal solution.
But first, if you are a person who has been identified as “abrasive,” please click here for a personal note from Sharone Bar-David.
If you are a senior leader managing someone whose interpersonal style and creates distress in the work environment, you know that their conduct is bad for business. Whether they hold a management position or are otherwise a valuable contributor, the abrasive person’s behaviour causes distress, triggers staff turnover and sick leaves, and tarnishes your brand reputation.
True, this person might be a stellar performer who has the organization’s best interests at heart. They might even be brilliant trailblazers. Still, complaints continue to pile up, sometimes referring to them as “the bully boss” or a “workplace bully.”
You want to retain this person and their expertise, but the cost might be too high. Fill out our free risk assessment tool to assess the cost and risk — you might be surprised at what you discover.
You’ve tried various solutions, but nothing has worked. You know that buying into the common myths about abrasiveness has not served you well.
You’re now ready to take action.
That’s where our REAL™ Program for Abrasive Leaders* comes in.
Using a targeted and respectful process that reflects our deep expertise in rehabilitating abrasive behaviour, the program will help turn around the manager’s behaviour within just a few months.
Contact us today to discuss how the REAL™ Program for Abrasive Leaders can help you assist the abrasive manager and get the work environment back on track.
Here are free resources from Bar-David Consulting:
- Our free abrasive leadership risk assessment
- 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
- 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.
*Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Laura Crawshaw, founder of The Boss Whispering Institute.