Abrasive or bullying leaders can be challenging to manage leaving you at a loss at what you can do.

At Working Well Together, we have specialist coaching knowledge to help you resolve the challenge of abrasive leaders, creating better leaders and saving on related costs.

It can’t go on – something has to change. You’ve received multiple complaints from employees describing how difficult it is to work with this individual. You’ve realised it’s not just a simple personality conflict – it’s a chronic pattern of disrespectful behaviour shown toward others, be they subordinates, peers and/or superiors of the abrasive leader. You, or your employees, may have labelled this behaviour as bullying, or he or she as a bully.

You’ve tried talking to the individual, to no avail. You encounter denial: “I’m not abrasive!” or justification of the behaviour as a necessary management strategy: “Sometimes you just have to be tough on people to get them to perform.” The abrasive leader may even have acknowledged their destructive style and promised to change their ways, but after a brief period of improvement, the old behaviours return.

You value this person’s expertise, but their technical performance is now being overshadowed by their disruptive interpersonal conduct. You feel helpless – you wonder if the situation is hopeless.

You’re not helpless, and contrary to common belief, abrasive leaders are not hopeless.

Our Abrasive Leader Specialist Coaching program originates from over thirty years of research and practice by the Boss Whispering Institute. They have developed an accelerated coaching process designed to help these individuals develop the insight and motivation to relinquish their abrasive styles in favour of more productive management strategies. He or she will find the process rewarding and enjoyable, and you will see demonstrable results by the third coaching session.

What does the Abrasive Leader Coaching Involve?

Our program works in partnership with the Abrasive Leader to:

  • Discover what the negative perceptions of their management style are
  • Understand why these negative perceptions exist
  • Learn how to change their behaviours so the negative perceptions do not continue.

If you are interested in learning more or you need coaching for an Abrasive Leader in your organisation, contact us for a confidential conversation.