Coaching Abrasive Leaders

Webinar - Abrasive leaders rub their co-workers the wrong way.

These executives, managers, and professionals (including physicians and attorneys) who engage in interpersonally aggressive behaviour (also known as workplace bullying) exact a high price in terms of both employee emotional distress and costs to the organization. At the same time, employers feel helpless to intervene, especially when dealing with an abrasive leader whose technical expertise is of critical importance to the organization.

Executive coaches are perfectly positioned to offer a solution to workplace bullying through the specialty practice of coaching abrasive leaders.

Dr Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC will share a coaching model which incorporates action research and concepts derived from evolutionary psychology, emotional intelligence theory, and the Dr Crawshaw’s research. Through case examples and discussion, participants will gain insight into why bosses bully, how to distinguish an abrasive leader from other types (e.g. adequate, irritating, avoidant and aberrant executives) and how to quickly establish a trusting coaching alliance.

The presentation will cover specific techniques to overcome characteristic client defensiveness, develop awareness, and help abrasive leaders relinquish their destructive management styles in favour of interpersonally-productive strategies. Even coaches who elect not to coach abrasive executives will benefit from learning how to defuse client defensiveness encountered with non-abrasive clients.

Please join Dr Crawshaw in learning about this professionally rewarding, specialty coaching niche that offers rapid, permanent solutions for employers struggling to address workplace bullying.

Session outcomes

Participants may expect to learn:

  • How to motivate abrasive leaders to accept coaching
  • Forming the coaching alliance
  • The three phases of the coaching process

About the speaker: Dr Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC

Dr Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC specializes in researching and coaching abrasive leaders, serving an international clientele of organizations over the past forty years, including over 40 Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. She founded the Executive Insight Development Group, Inc. in 1994, the Boss Whispering Institute (dedicated to research and training in the specialty practice of coaching abrasive leaders) in 2009, and co-founded the Consortium on Abrasive Conduct in Higher Education (CACHE) in 2013.

Dr Crawshaw’s book, Taming the Abrasive Manager: How to End Unnecessary Roughness in the Workplace (Jossey-Bass Management Series), was released in 2007. She has published in the Consulting Psychology Journal on workplace bullying, and her article entitled Coaching Abrasive Leaders: Using Action Research to Reduce Suffering And Increase Productivity In Organizations appeared in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations.

Dr Crawshaw speaks internationally, holding degrees in clinical social work and organizational behaviour. She is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the American Psychological Association, the British Psychological Society, the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, the International Association on Bullying and Harassment at Work, and the International Coach Federation. She is also a Founding Fellow of Harvard’s Institute of Coaching.

Event Properties

Event Date [ 18-Sep-2019 ] @ 10:00 am
Event End Date [ 18-Sep-2019 ] @ 12:00 pm
Individual Price S$10.00
Location Online (Link to be sent 1 day before webinar)
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