Abrasiveness can be tamed.
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 rubs people the wrong way, you know that their conduct is bad for business. Whether he or she holds a management position or is 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. Still, complaints continue to pile up, sometimes referring to him or her as “the bully boss” or a “workplace bully.”
You want to retain this person and their expertise, but the cost might be too high. To assess the cost and risk, fill out our free risk assessment tool. You might be surprised at what you discover.
You’ve tried various solutions, but nothing has 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 program will help turn around the manager’s behaviour within just a few months.
Contact us to discuss how the REAL™ Program for Abrasive Leaders can help you assist the abrasive manager and get the work environment back on track. And we invite you to check out our Training Solutions and Organizational Solutions too.
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 been 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.