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From Brutal To Supportive…How An Abrasive Leader Changed

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 2, 2016
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At a recent training I was attending, I met Barb, a COO who after learning about my coaching program for abrasive leader turnaround, without skipping a beat she said “I was an abrasive leader”. Intrigued by her humility and willingness to share so openly to someone she had just met, I asked if we could…

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water…

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 22, 2015
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This is a four part series of blogs addressing the question “Can Abrasive Employees Really Change?”. Part I addressed the importance of the managers working through their own anxiety before intervening with the abrasive employee. Part II outlined key elements of a proven change process. Part III discussed accountability as both helping to sustain change…

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Abrasive Behavior Turnaround: 6 Key Elements Of A Proven Change Process

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 25, 2015
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This is a four part series of blogs addressing the question “Can abrasive employees really change?”.  In Part I we addressed the importance of the manager working through their own anxiety before intervening with the abrasive employee.  Today we address how to create the conditions of change through a proven change process.     Change…

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Can Abrasive Employees Really Change?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 11, 2015
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When people inquire about my coaching program in working with employees to turn around abrasive behavior, I am often met with the question can people really change?  My answer is emphatically “yes” people can change, whether change actually occurs depends.   Change is possible   “You can’t teach an old dog new trick” is a…

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