The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
The No Asshole Rule was awarded a Quill Award as the Best Business Book of 2007. When Robert Sutton's "No Asshole Rule" appeared in the Harvard Business Review, readers of this staid publication were amazed at the outpouring of support for this landmark essay. The idea was based on the notion, as... show more
The No Asshole Rule was awarded a Quill Award as the Best Business Book of 2007. When Robert Sutton's "No Asshole Rule" appeared in the Harvard Business Review, readers of this staid publication were amazed at the outpouring of support for this landmark essay. The idea was based on the notion, as adapted in hugely successful companies like Google and SAS, that employees with malicious intents or negative attitudes destroyed any sort of productive and pleasant working environment, and would hinder the entire operation's success. Now using case studies from these and many more corporations that have had unquestioned success using variations of "The No Asshole Rule," Sutton's book aims to show managers that by hiring mean-spirited employees - regardless of talent - saps energy from everyone who must deal with said new hires. FEATURING A NEW CHAPTER ON THE RULE AND ITS SURPRISING IMPACT! In this new version of The No Asshole Rule, Bob Sutton provides an uproarious account of the world-wide reaction to his best-selling book. As he writes: "I didn't plan it. I never wanted it. I didn't believe it at first. And it still make me squirm." Sutton's talking about having been branded as "the asshole guy." But beyond the initial shock value of the provocative title, Sutton's epilogue goes on to detail the kind of impact this important book has had on corporate organizations and employees everywhere. His book has provided a major wake-up call to those individuals in the business world and beyond who somehow have lost sight that a little civility goes a long, long way when it comes to dealing with our fellow human beings - and leading an effective organization. This is one epilogue that is definitely worth reading.
Publish date: September 1st 2010
Publisher: Business Plus
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Self Help
, Personal Development
In this book, Sutton 1) defines workplace assholes, 2) describes the damage they can do to their workplaces and to themselves, 3) outlines how workplaces can try to implement a “no asshole” rule, 4) describes how you can keep from being an asshole, 5) provides tips for dealing with workplace asshole...
I picked this up in search for advice on how to deal with assholes in my professional life. Unfortunately, the only real solution is NOT to deal with assholes in your professional life, and this book convinced me of that fact. The No Asshole Rule empowered me by providing criterea with which to ev...
I read about this book online and got it out of desperation because I work for an asshole and my job is full of rude, mean people. I find myself starting to have a shorter fuse, starting to be meaner. In short, it feels terrible there and I feel terrible.I thought this book might help me manage myse...
I borrowed this one from the UHD library. It was a book that presented some common sense and left me with some questions as well. The bottom line is: assholes are not to be tolerated. Period. I made a note about the book in my personal blog: [http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/06/booknote-n...