BOOK SYNOPSIS: “Help, I'm dealing with an asshole! What can I do?" Since his book The No Asshole Rule became a national bestseller a decade ago, Robert Sutton has heard that question asked in a thousand different ways. He answers the question in a new book that shifts focus from building civilized workplaces to providing relief for anybody who feels plagued and pushed around by assholes. Equally useful and entertaining, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan. Sutton starts with diagnosis-what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with assholes-avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass. Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life, and will prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.
BIOGRAPHY: Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( “the d school”). Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983. He is a Fellow at IDEO, Senior Scientist at Gallup, advisor to McKinsey & Company, and academic director of two executive education programs. He has served as professor at the Haas Business School, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and faculty at the World Economic Forum at Davos. Sutton is the author of seven management books, including the New York Times bestsellers The No Asshole Rule (2007) and Good Boss, Bad Boss (2010).
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