An “abrasive leader” is any individual charged with managerial authority whose interpersonal behavior causes emotional distress in co-workers, sufficient to disrupt organizational functioning.
When the behaviors of abrasive leaders are not addressed, it costs the organization on many levels: their teams lose morale, they lose respect for other leaders who don’t address the problematic behaviors, they lose revenue because their teams cease being as productive, and they lose even more time, energy, and revenue because of higher turnover.
When the abrasive leader is coached directly on the negative perceptions co-workers or direct reports have of them–and when they understand why those perceptions are happening–the changes in their behaviors positively impact morale, productivity, and retention.
Join us for this workshop as we take a look at some of the myths of why these leaders behave the way they do, and get a better understanding of what’s really going on, and how to address it.
Prior to the workshop, you are encouraged to access this completely confidential assessment tool to assess whether a leader in your workplace may be considered “abrasive” in the sense in which we’ll address the question: ABRASIVE LEADER DIAGNOSTIC
Tom Patterson is an ICF-credentialed leadership coach in the Seattle area, trained by the Boss Whispering Institute whose mission is to relieve organizational disruption and workplace suffering caused by abrasive leaders.