The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 22, 2007 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
The definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work.

"What an asshole!"

How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton builds on his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article to show you the best ways to deal with assholes...and why they can be so destructive to your company. Practical, compassionate, and in places downright funny, this guide offers:
  • Strategies on how to pinpoint and eliminate negative influences for good
  • Illuminating case histories from major organizations
  • A self-diagnostic test and a program to identify and keep your own "inner jerk" from coming out
The No Asshole Rule is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller.

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I gave this as a gift. I had heard of this book during a conference. The main speaker gave several quotes from thisbook. I did look through this book and asked once my friend was done with it if he would share. Read full review

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User Review  - gvrosier -

This book is based on an empowering essay Sutton wrote for the Harvard Business Review. In his essay Sutton reveals how Aholes oppress people why they are successful and how to deal with them. The ... Read full review

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Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at the Stanford Engineering School. The No Asshole Rule was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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