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

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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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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User Review  - sdmouton - LibraryThing

While some won't look twice at this book due to the name, everyone who survives long enough to enter the workplace probably should read it at least once. Read again, again :) Probably I'm still an asshole sometimes. Read full review

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User Review  - Courtney.Francis - LibraryThing

I decided to read this to better prepare myself for the summer. Most of the time it read like instructions for someone opening a business but it had some interesting statistics and advice. Always ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

ROBERT SUTTON is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.