Demystifying the Abrasive Leader: Finding the Path to Change

The Conference Board of Canada, July 7, 2016
Recorded Webinar
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We've all dealt with them; the leader whose harsh interpersonal skills and rude behaviour compromises the integrity of the work environment. It's time to find a solution that will address this form of problem behaviour and eliminate potential risks to both employees and the organization. As the senior leader, or human resource professional, you're often the individual expected to address this conduct to provide employees with a safe workplace that encourages high performance.

In this webinar, Sharone Bar-David will share the lessons she has learned from her one-on-one coaching of abrasive leaders and working with organizations that keep underestimating or ignoring the impact of their behaviour. You will discover what drives abrasive leaders to behave in the way they do and the organizational factors that enable and even encourage this behaviour. Sharone will also uncover the myths and fears that prevent decision makers from holding these managers accountable, and share highlights from the survey she conducted on this issue in collaboration with the HR Reporter Magazine and strategies for change.

Webinar Highlights

During this session you will:

  • Learn about the causes of abrasive behaviour
  • Discover common myths about leaders who engage in these behaviours
  • Uncover organization omissions and mistakes
  • Learn about the relationship between this conduct and workplace incivility
  • Acquire strategies for preventing and dealing with abrasive leadership

About Sharone

Photo of Sharone DavidSharone Bar-David is author of Trust Your Canary—Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility and president of Bar-David Consulting, a company specializing in creating respectful work environments and offering solutions for rehabilitating abrasive leaders. She is the creator of the innovative Respect-on-the-Go toolkits and Trust Your Canary Team Civility Booster program. Over the past 25 years, Sharone has worked within a wide range of industries through training sessions, consulting, coaching and keynote speeches. Her ideas have been featured in the media and professional workplace publications.

Sharone’s expertise in workplace incivility was featured in our recent webinar, Trust Your Inner Canary: Taming Workplace Incivility .

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