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December 2014 Chapter Meeting - Taming Abrasive Leaders

  • December 16, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • 2100 Building, 2100 – 24th Ave South - Seattle, WA 98144
  • 73


  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $20.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $30.

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Taming Abrasive Leaders


ATD Competencies Addressed in Presentation: Facilitating Organizational Change & Improving Human Performance

Boss Whispering is an evidence-based process for employers who are open to finding a solution for technically competent (and valuable) leaders and professionals whose abrasive conduct results in organizational disruption. The Boss Whispering process can dramatically improve the workplace climate, reduce the potential for harassment litigation and coworker attrition, as well as reshape the organization’s culture.

Often promoted for technical competence, abrasive (and often bully) leaders may not have the interpersonal competence and emotional intelligence necessary to create motivating environments to accomplish goals and create satisfying work lives. Threatened by the fear of incompetence, abrasive leaders may rely on harsh behavior, humiliation, over-control, threats, condescension or overreaction to accomplish their objectives.

Based on the research from over four hundred cases as well as thousands of hours of interviews with employees and employers, the Boss Whispering process helps abrasive leaders rein in their aggressive workplace behaviors.

Participants will:

·         Understand the impact of abrasive behavior on employees and the organization.

·         Identify why abrasive leaders display aggressive behaviors.

·         Analyze the “survival dynamic” that motivates abrasive leaders.

·         Examine the intervention process to alter abrasive/bully


Participants will also receive the “Do You Know An Abrasive Leader?” assessment to help diagnose a possible abrasive/bully professional.

 7:30 AM – Doors open, networking
 8:00 AM – Presentation
 9:00 AM – Raffle drawing, additional networking
 9:30 AM – End




Speaker Bio

Lynda Prendergast, Ph.D. is a member of the Boss Whispering Institute and owner of Insight Leadership Partners.  Lynda’s experience spans over twenty-five years of facilitating change through individual coaching and group leadership development programs. Some of her clients include Boeing, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Wells Fargo, and Microsoft.  Lynda holds a PH.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding University and a M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Washington.

- Member $15.00
(walk in rate Members $20)
Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00
(walk-in rate $30)

Online registration closes on the Sunday prior to the chapter meeting. At that time we are no longer able to accept pre-registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.






ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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