Abrasive leaders often ‘irreplaceable’

But bad behaviour leads to stress, turnover, lowered performance: Survey
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/23/2012

Debora Humeniuk once had a particularly abrasive leader who made her work life unbearable. Despite doing everything she could to please him, she was always on his bad side and, in the end, Humeniuk lost her job.

“It was emotionally and physically abusive, and it was awful to go through,” said the human resource service manager at the Regina Inn Hotel and Conference Centre.

Humeniuk found herself another job but again faced an abrasive leader, so she left.