This webinar has been designed by one of the foremost experts in toxic personalities and everyday civility-Dr. Mitchell Kusy. Translating his research into evidence-based practices, Dr. Kusy will provide four distinct and concrete ways to create organizations of everyday civility:
- Integrating values into performance management in innovative, concrete, and strategic ways-so that no one gets away with uncivil behavior
- Designing no-cost recruiting methods, which provides successful screens to reduce the probability of hiring a toxic person in the first place
- Engaging a standardized team assessment instrument to evaluate how team members may either increase or decrease everyday civility
- Identifying how to give effective feedback to toxic individuals-feedback that improves that behavior changes will result.
This webinar further helps leaders separate performance problems from toxic behavior problems. They are different and needed to be treated differently. Giving feedback to a toxic person is one of the most painful forms of feedback. Why? For three reasons.
First, toxic people are often clueless about the impact of their actions on others. Second, leaders stumble over how to give feedback because it's not as cut and dry as performance problems. Third, leaders often don't understand the subtle differences in giving feedback to a toxic peer, a toxic direct report, and a toxic boss.
This webinar shares all three perspectives such that leaders will be well-poised to provide feedback in the most successful light-all formed from extensive research and evidence-based practices of Dr. Kusy and others.
Why should you Attend:
Dr. Kusy, with colleague Dr. Elizabeth Holloway, conducted their landmark 3-year national study of over 400 individuals on what makes toxic people tick, how to successfully handle their disruptive behaviors, and how to design cultures of everyday civility.Dr. Kusy recommends that leaders first determine the financial cost of uncivil cultures through his heavily researched Toxic Cost Worksheet.
This will help leaders drive "stake in the ground" that these behaviors not only erode personal well-being and team performance, but also the bottom line. How much of the bottom line? Through this Toxic Cost Worksheet, it will be up to 6% of total compensation costs throughout your entire organization!
Once leaders understand the significant financial impact of toxic individuals, they will be well on their way to understanding how to create cultures of everyday civility that improves personal well-being, team performance, and the bottom line.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Revise traditional performance management into one that positions values of everyday civility into concrete behaviors
- Coach toxic personalities in the most effective ways to give them feedback
- Deal more effectively with the 94% of employees who have reported they have worked with a toxic person in the past 5 years
- Use a simple assessment tool to understand team climate, as 87% reported that team climate worsened as a result of a toxic person
- Avoid hiring toxic people with a simple, concrete, and no-cost method
- Calculate the financial cost of toxic individuals in your organization
- Leadership Coaches
- Organization Development Practitioners
- Talent Development Professionals
- Human Resource Leaders
- Human Resource Practitioners
Dr. Mitchell Kusy A 2005 Fulbright Scholar in Organization Development,he is a professor in the PhD. Program, Graduate School of Leadership & Change, Antioch University. Mitch has consulted and been a keynote speaker with hundreds of organizations nationally and internationally-helping create work cultures of respectful engagement impacting individual, team, and bottom-line performance. He previously headed leadership and organization development at American Express and HealthPartners. Previous to his just-released book, Why I Don't Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees, Mitch co-authored five business books-one a best-seller. In 1998, he was named Minnesota Organization Development Practitioner of the Year. He resides in Minneapolis and Palm Springs, and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his website at www.mitchellkusy.com. He can be followed on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mitch-kusy/) and Facebook Business (www.facebook.com/mitchkusy/).