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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One that Isn’t How do you react when you meet a mean-spirited person? If you’re anything like author Robert Sutton, you probably think: “Wow, what an asshole!” Maybe you call them something else, like bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, or egomaniacs. But overall, asshole seems to best capture the fear and loathing you have for these nasty people. Unfortunately, most of us have to deal with assholes in the workplace, and Sutton aims to show how destructive these people are to their colleagues and organizations. You’ll learn how to keep these types of jerks out of the workplace as well as how to handle the ones you are stuck with. As you read, you’ll learn the total cost of assholes in business, why emotionally distancing yourself is key, and how sometimes being an asshole can be effective.

The No Asshole Rule

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 ...

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759518017

Category: Business & Economics

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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.

The Asshole Survival Guide

Finally, discover the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly . . . ________________ 'With cutting-edge research and real-life examples that are thought-provoking and often hilarious, this is an indispensable ...

Author: Robert I Sutton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241980186

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From the international bestselling expert on dealing with assholes 'With cutting-edge research and real-life examples that are thought-provoking and often hilarious, thisis an indispensable resource' Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project 'At last someone has provided clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives. Better still, that someone is the great Bob Sutton, which ensures that the information is useful, evidence-based, and fun to read' Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion 'If only Bob Sutton's book had been available to help me deal with the full complement of 1st-class assholes I've encountered in my 50-year professional life. No names shall be mentioned' Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence Being around assholes, whether at work or elsewhere, can damage performance and affect wellbeing: having one asshole in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30 to 40%. And social media has only given rise to further incivility -- 40% of people have experienced harassment online. In The Asshole Survival Guide, Stanford professor Robert Sutton offers practical advice on identifying and tackling any kind of asshole -- based on research into groups from uncivil civil servants to French bus drivers, and 8,000 emails that he has received on asshole behaviour. With expertise and humour, he provides a cogent and methodical game-plan. First, he sets out the asshole audit, to find out what kind of asshole needs dealing with, and asshole detection strategies. Then he reveals field-tested, sometimes surprising techniques, from asshole avoidance and asshole taxes to mind-tricks and the art of love bombing. Finally, he explains the dangers of asshole blindness -- when the problem might be yours truly. Readers will learn how to handle assholes - in the workplace and beyond - once and for all!

151 Quick Ideas to Motivate Your Sales Force

Establish the “No AssholeRule What is the “No Assholerule? First, the name is
a book written by Robert Sutton, PhD, The No Asshole Rule (Business Plus, 2007
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Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

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Category: Business & Economics

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Traditional ways of motivating a sales force have included money, incentives, contests and even turnover (regardless of performance). While it's true being a sales professional is not for everyone, there is a way to identify, build and retain a top-notch motivated sales force. The trick is to build and keep a sales team that delivers sustainable results. The insights included in this book are designed to shift your thinking about traditional ways of motivating sales professionals you manage. It categorizes key sales-motivating management skills, tools and techniques while incorporating the art and science of sales management, leadership and the human dynamic. In this book you'll learn: Coaching and Development Sales force Processes and Systems Keys to Sales force Leadership Reward, Recognition and Incentives Sales managers that learn, know and implement a next-in-class approach to motivating their sales professionals will reap high rewards and beat their competition.


Good Boss Bad Boss

The stark differences between what superb and lousy bosses do is backed up by piles of research, and Good Boss, Bad Boss blends this with true stories to contrast the best and worst moves bosses make when taking charge, making decisions and ...

Author: Robert Sutton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748121250

Category: Business & Economics

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In his long-awaited follow-up to The No Asshole Rule, Robert Sutton reveals the actions of the best bosses and contrasts these with the mistakes of the worst, so that you can learn to become the great boss most people dream of having. The stark differences between what superb and lousy bosses do is backed up by piles of research, and Good Boss, Bad Boss blends this with true stories to contrast the best and worst moves bosses make when taking charge, making decisions and turning talk into action. If you are serious about becoming a skilled and compassionate boss, Good Boss, Bad Boss is the essential guide.

Scaling Up Excellence

Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." –Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." –Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford ...

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385347030

Category: Business & Economics

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Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." –Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." –Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague, Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: how to scale up farther, faster, and more effectively as an organization grows. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices. Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries-- including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare-- Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization. They tackle the difficult trade-offs that organizations must make between whether to encourage individualized approaches tailored to local needs or to replicate the same practices and customs as an organization or program expands. They reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right mindsets in their people-- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past. They unpack the principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization, as well as show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors that will hold them back. Scaling Up Excellence is the first major business book devoted to this universal and vexing challenge and it is destined to become the standard bearer in the field.

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How to Kill Your Company

Ken Kirsh provides us with fastest way I’ve ever seen to help every leader become more self-aware, and in turn, build companies that thrive rather than fail.” —Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and author of the New York Times ...

Author: Ken Kirsh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475905262

Category: Business & Economics

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“How to Kill Your Company is a short and wonderful romp of a book. Ken Kirsh provides us with fastest way I’ve ever seen to help every leader become more self-aware, and in turn, build companies that thrive rather than fail.” —Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and author of the New York Times bestsellers Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Asshole Rule “Ken Kirsh’s book, How to Kill Your Company, is an intellectual shot in the brain. If you buy it, read it, study it, and put it into action, it will prevent you from shooting yourself in the foot and in the wallet.” —Jeffrey Gitomer, author of Little Red Book of Selling “Never have I seen so many good, actionable thoughts in so few pages.” —Peter Ricchiuti, Professor, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University “For small businesses or big, Kirsh delivers 50 punchy and powerful don’t do’s that apply to CEOs, clerks and every employee in between.” —Chris Altizer, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Pfizer Unapologetic and in your face, How to Kill Your Company exposes 50 of the most common and detrimental behaviors that people, including you, unwittingly exhibit on a daily basis—and they’re killing your company.


American Book Publishing Record

1 ' 3 The no asshole rule : building a civilized workplace and surviving one that
isn ' t / Robert I . Sutton . New York : Warner Business , c2007 . p . cm . Contents :
What assholes do and why you know so many – The damage done : why every ...

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Harvard Business Review

A sur - vey from Vault , a Web - based provider of career information , reports that
McDermott has a time - honored no ass - hole rule , which holds that " you ' re not
allowed to yell at your secretary or yell at each other ” - although the survey ...

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John Sutter . Brody pieces together the 1891 story of his great - grandmother ,
half Hawaiian and half American Indian , who was the consort of Hawaii ' s last
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Weird Ideas That Work

In Weird Ideas That Work Sutton draws on extensive research in behavioral psychology to explain how innovation can be fostered in hiring, managing, and motivating people; building teams; making decisions; and interacting with outsiders.

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743215459

Category: Business & Economics

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A breakthrough in management thinking, “weird ideas” can help every organization achieve a balance between sustaining performance and fostering new ideas. To succeed, you need to be both conventional and counterintuitive. Creativity, new ideas, innovation—in any age they are keys to success. Yet, as Stanford professor Robert Sutton explains, the standard rules of business behavior and management are precisely the opposite of what it takes to build an innovative company. We are told to hire people who will fit in; to train them extensively; and to work to instill a corporate culture in every employee. In fact, in order to foster creativity, we should hire misfits, goad them to fight, and pay them to defy convention and undermine the prevailing culture. Weird Ideas That Work codifies these and other proven counterintuitive ideas to help you turn your workplace from staid and safe to wild and woolly—and creative. In Weird Ideas That Work Sutton draws on extensive research in behavioral psychology to explain how innovation can be fostered in hiring, managing, and motivating people; building teams; making decisions; and interacting with outsiders. Business practices like "hire people who make you uncomfortable" and "reward success and failure, but punish inaction," strike many managers as strange or even downright wrong. Yet Weird Ideas That Work shows how some of the best teams and companies use these and other counterintuitive practices to crank out new ideas, and it demonstrates that every company can reap sales and profits from such creativity. Weird Ideas That Work is filled with examples, drawn from hi- and low-tech industries, manufacturing and services, information and products. More than just a set of bizarre suggestions, it represents a breakthrough in management thinking: Sutton shows that the practices we need to sustain performance are in constant tension with those that foster new ideas. The trick is to choose the right balance between conventional and "weird"—and now, thanks to Robert Sutton's work, we have the tools we need to do so.

The Poet the Count and the Peddler

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Chuckling , he continued , “ But this one you ' ll love . " “ Fire away . ” “ Let ' s call it
. . . the no asshole rule ! Absolutely no more assholes in our deals . ” “ I ' ll drink to
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Author: Anthony Bottagaro

Publisher: Rockaway PressLlc

ISBN: 9781933696782

Category: Fiction

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Immigrant Mario Ferrara, a dreamer and a baker in New York's Little Italy, becoming entangled in the web of greed and corruption that is destroying his family, antagonizes a vindictive prosecutor, a manipulative businessman, and a ruthless cardinal. Mario's enemies plot to destroy him. He fights for his life in this captivating blend of historical fiction, absorbing mystery, and imaginative fantasy.

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-A.E. Smith In his new book , The No Asshole Rule : Building a Civilized
Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't ( Warner Business Books ) ,
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Managing and marketing through motivation.

The Publishers Weekly

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Strategy Business

Wise to his last book , The No Asshole Rule : Building a bosses understand that
although they may not be able to Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn'
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Workforce

In fact , I ' d wager that anyone who has spent a few years in the workplace
probably understands , and has experienced , much of what he writes about in
The No Asshole Rule . But that ' s beside the point . Sutton ' s book is worth a
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Business Week

Robert I. Sutton , author of The No Asshole Rule , a management book , says he's
seeing “ more anxiety and fear ” among his students at Stanford University . At
Northwestern University Law School , at least three - quarters of students who ...

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