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TD Magazine

Rough Around the Edges

Use coaching for leaders perceived as abrasive or bullies.

When you think of an abrasive individual, the terms blunt, aggressive, straight shooter, harsh, and confrontational may come to mind. Merriam-Webster defines abrasive as "causing irritation." People who are perceived as abrasive are often also perceived as bullies.

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The Workplace Bullying Institute defines workplace bullying as "repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpe

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