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Canadian HR Reporter Webinar
Sharone Bar-David

Insights Into the Abrasive Leader: Finding a Better Way

Find the cause of and solution to abrasive leaders to keep your organization productive and positive

Sharone Bar-David, Bar-David Consulting

In all likelihood, your organization already has (or will have) abrasive leaders in its midst. Learn about the factors that enable abrasive leadership to exist and practical steps you can follow to deal with it effectively.

Somewhere along your professional path, you’ve encountered an abrasive leader (or were aware of one). As such, you’ve already observed the impact that a harsh interpersonal style inevitably has on the workplace.

This webinar will help you develop a better understanding of abrasive leaders, their profound effect on the workplace, and what your organization can do to deal effectively with the issue. You will also learn about the intriguing results of a recent Canadian HR Reporter survey developed by the webinar’s facilitator, and what the survey’s findings reveal about this phenomenon. (Hint: prepare to hear about abrasive leaders trapped in their own fallibility, fearful staff, senior leaders who turn a blind eye, organizations who lack effective mechanisms to prevent or deal with the problem, and frustrated HR professionals.)

Specifically, you will learn:

What makes abrasive leaders behave the way they do (you might be surprised)
Five key findings from the Canadian HR Reporter Abrasive Leader Survey that you need to be aware of in your role as an HR professional or people-leader
•Top four commandments for dealing with abrasive leaders, or preventing harsh interpersonal conduct from developing in the first place.

This webinar includes 1.5 recertification points.

PRESENTER: Sharone Bar-David, Bar-David Consulting

Sharone Bar-David, LLB, MSW, is president of Bar-David Consulting, a company offering REAL™ solutions for creating respectful workplaces and founder of the innovative REAL™ program for Revitalizing the Effectiveness of Abrasive Leaders.

Over the past 21 years, Sharone has worked with more than 25,000 people in a wide range of industries through training sessions, consulting, coaching and keynote speeches. Her career was launched working as a litigation lawyer overseas, to which she then added a Masters degree in social work and a post-graduate fellowship in family therapy.

Sharone is a regular guest commentator on workplace issues for Canadian HR Reporter magazine and an instructor with the Schulich School of Business. Her expertise in organizational change is featured in a book she has co-authored, Awakening the Workplace. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the International Federation of Professional Speakers.

For free learning resources, or to assess the risk posed to your organization by an abrasive leader by using Bar-David Consulting’s proprietary (free) Abrasive Leader Risk Assessment, visit, or contact