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    Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders

    Date: January 13, 2021, 7:30am
    Mid-Valley SHRM
    Online Event
    $ 10 - $25
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    Abrasive leaders rub their coworkers the wrong way. Commonly referred to as bullying bosses, their destructive management styles erode motivation and productivity in organizations. In today’s highly competitive business environments, employers cannot afford the costs of disruption caused by abrasive leaders, including alienation and attrition of valued employees, harassment litigation, and retaliatory responses such as sabotage and workplace violence. Based upon Dr. Laura Crawshaw’s research and practice coaching abrasive leaders, these findings from The Boss Whispering Institute will address why leaders resort to bullying behaviors, why they deny their destructive impact, and what human resource professionals can do to effectively intervene. Participants will learn:

    • Skilled vs. abrasive leaders: critical differentiations

    • The most common characteristic behaviors of abrasive leaders

    • The origins of abrasive leadership styles: myths and realities

    • The dynamics of defensive aggression: Threat-Anxiety-Defense

    • Why their managers don’t intervene

    • What it takes to motivate an abrasive leader to modify his/her management style

    • Critical elements in reducing defensiveness when coaching abrasive leaders

    • How to motivate upper management to intervene in cases of workplace bullying.


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