Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility Published.

Trust Your Canary - bookBar-David Consulting is thrilled to announce the July 2015 launch of Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility, a first-of-its-kind, hands-on comprehensive resource that is the ultimate guide for leaders wishing to cultivate a respectful and productive workplace environment.

“Writing this book was a labour of love. It is the culmination of my more than twenty-four years of experience training thousands of managers and frontline staff on how to create civility in their workplaces,” says Sharone Bar-David, president of Bar-David Consulting. “I am proud to offer readers practical solutions that will help them to create the kind of workplace we all aspire to – one that is respectful and thriving with abundant productivity.”

The book is a must-have resource for leaders, managers or anyone who finds themselves in the trenches when dealing with uncivil work environments. Bar-David’s tell-it-like-it-is yet compassionate approach inspires readers to confidently identify, prevent and tame workplace incivility through a series of innovative strategies that are guaranteed to change the workplace culture. By tackling big-picture issues as well as focusing in on specific scenarios, Trust Your Canary is certain to become an essential reference for organizational leaders everywhere.

Trust Your Canary is the follow-up companion to the Respect-on-the-Go™ toolkits and the Trust Your Canary Team Civility Booster™ that both launched in March 2015.

  • The Respect-on-the-Go™ toolkits bring to you a set of vibrant cards jam-packed with more than 200 practical tips and cues for personal and organizational use.
  • The Trust Your Canary Team Civility Booster™ is an intensive program for boosting civility on specific teams via thoughtful discussions assisted by videos.

Together, these three resources offer a powerful remedy for professionals wanting to embed civility in their workplaces.


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Here’s what global experts are saying about Trust Your Canary:

Trust Your Canary is an indispensable tool for organizational leaders at all levels. It educates readers about the latest research and also provides practical, easy-to-remember strategies to build skills and prevent and address incivility in all its manifestations. Sharone Bar-David is a leading authority on the topic who also understands the legal frameworks that protect employees and the practical challenges that face workplace leaders day to day. This is a book you’ll want to refer to again and again.”

— David A. Wright, Chair, Law Society Tribunal; former associate chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario


“A must-have for the management bookshelf! Trust Your Canary combines knowledge about incivility and workplace abuse with highly practical ideas on tackling these issues inside organizations. It is ideal for managers and professionals involved in changing workplace behavior widely, and those working with difficult individuals and teams. It guides the creation of the business case for action and provides excellent advice on strategies to effect change.”

— Prof. Charlotte Rayner, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth; past president, International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment


In Trust Your Canary, Sharone Bar-David opens our eyes to the frequent and devastating incidences of workplace incivility: why it happens, how it happens, and the effects it has on the worker, the workplace, organizational climate and productivity. In a highly readable and engaging style, she also provides innovative strategies for what can be done about it. This is an important book for managers, organizational decision makers and union representatives.”

— Kipling D. Williams, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University; author of Ostracism: The Power of Silence


“Sharone Bar-David offers a comprehensive approach to what leaders need to know to establish and maintain a civil work culture. High-performance teams require ‘high civility’ interactions, and Bar-David offers a full array of specific strategies to achieve this.”

— Dr. Laura Crawshaw, author of Taming the Abrasive Manager, Founder and Director of The Boss Whispering Institute 


“Sharone Bar-David has created a tremendously insightful resource that should be widely read. With increased attention focused on workplace incivility, bullying and harassment as a result of high-profile scandals, employers and individuals need to understand their rights and obligations. They must also recognize incivility in the workplace and how, left unchecked, it can lead to bullying. Trust Your Canary should help to reduce the number of allegations of bullying and harassment that come across my desk.”

— Stuart E. Rudner, Rudner MacDonald LLP


Does your organization need training on how to tame workplace incivility? Contact us to discover how our training programs can improve your workplace culture and increase productivity.

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