The Asshole Survival Guide

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 9780241299005

Category:

Page: 224

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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 percent, and research shows that rudeness spreads like a common cold. 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 to fight back. 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.
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The Asshole Survival Guide

How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328695921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1837

“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive How to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes, from the author of the classic The No Asshole Rule As entertaining as it is useful, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan for anybody who feels plagued by assholes. Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field‐tested, evidence‐based, and often 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 rescue all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk. “Thought-provoking and often hilarious . . . An indispensable resource.”—Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before “At last . . . clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives . . . Useful, evidence-based, and fun to read.”—Robert Cialdini, best-selling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion
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The Asshole Survival Guide

How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

Author: Robert I Sutton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241980186

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 9046

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!
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The No Asshole Rule

Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 9780759518018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 762

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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Good Boss, Bad Boss

How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 9780446558471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9052

Now with a new chapter that focuses on what great bosses really do. Dr. Sutton reveals new insights that he's learned since the writing of Good Boss, Bad Boss. Sutton adds revelatory thoughts about such legendary bosses as Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, A.G. Lafley, and many more, and how you can implement their techniques. If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good Boss, Bad Boss is devoted to answering that question. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton weaves together the best psychological and management research with compelling stories and cases to reveal the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses. This book was inspired by the deluge of emails, research, phone calls, and conversations that Dr. Sutton experienced after publishing his blockbuster bestseller The No Asshole Rule. He realized that most of these stories and studies swirled around a central figure in every workplace: THE BOSS. These heart-breaking, inspiring, and sometimes funny stories taught Sutton that most bosses - and their followers - wanted a lot more than just a jerk-free workplace. They aspired to become (or work for) an all-around great boss, somebody with the skill and grit to inspire superior work, commitment, and dignity among their charges. As Dr. Sutton digs into the nitty-gritty of what the best (and worst) bosses do, a theme runs throughout Good Boss, Bad Boss - which brings together the diverse lessons and is a hallmark of great bosses: They work doggedly to "stay in tune" with how their followers (and superiors, peers, and customers too) react to what they say and do. The best bosses are acutely aware that their success depends on having the self-awareness to control their moods and moves, to accurately interpret their impact on others, and to make adjustments on the fly that continuously spark effort, dignity, and pride among their people.
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Weird Ideas That Work

11 1/2 Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743212126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 2092

Introduces the proven rules that a company can use to promote innovation, arguing that the corporate world should hire misfits and encourage them to defy the existing culture and actively consider ideas that appear ridiculous or impractical.
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Ascent of the A-Word

Assholism, the First Sixty Years

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610391764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 4959

It first surfaced in the gripes of GIs during World War II and was captured early on by the typewriter of a young Norman Mailer. Within a generation it had become a basic notion of our everyday moral life, replacing older reproaches like lout and heel with a single inclusive category––a staple of country outlaw songs, Neil Simon plays, and Woody Allen movies. Feminists made it their stock rebuke for male insensitivity, the est movement used it for those who didn’t “get it,” and Dirty Harry applied it evenhandedly to both his officious superiors and the punks he manhandled. The asshole has become a focus of collective fascination for us, just as the phony was for Holden Caulfield and the cad was for Anthony Trollope. From Donald Trump to Ann Coulter, from Mel Gibson to Anthony Weiner, from the reality TV prima donnas to the internet trolls and flamers, assholism has become the characteristic form of modern incivility, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness. We have conflicting attitudes about the A-word––when a presidential candidate unwittingly uttered it on a live mic in 2000, it confirmed to some that he was a man of the people and to others that he was a boor. But considering how much the word does for us, and to us, it hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves––at least until now.
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Working With You is Killing Me

Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work

Author: Katherine Crowley,Kathi Elster

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 0759515069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3633

If you find yourself frustrated with a colleague whose incompetence is driving you crazy a boss who gets angry when you're not a mind reader, or an employee who challenges your authority chances are you're caught in an emotional trap at your job. The solution is simple: Take control of your own response. In this pragmatic, insightful guide, psychotherapist Katherine Crowley and business consultant Kathi Elster teach you how to eliminate your workplace woes step by easy step. Through quizzes, case examples, and field-tested strategies, you'll learn how to handle any bad work relationship. With your newfound emotional skills, you'll be able to: Manage an ill-tempered boss before he or she explodes, Detach from coworkers whose irritating habits ruin the day, Defend yourself from idea-pilfering rivals, Get out of the grip of toxic relationships, Protect your work territory from "boundary busters", Break out of the limiting roles that box you in, Parent your difficult employees to get the results you want...and much more. Book jacket.
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How to Deal with Assholes

The Ultimate Guide to Combating Assholism

Author: Bryan Westra

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548510282

Category:

Page: 52

View: 4939

Ever encounter an Asshole? This book teaches you how to deal with them using a proven communications technique. This ninja technique will have the asshole eating out of your hand in no time. They'll definitely leave you alone. And this is not an aggressive maneuver that might backfire and cause you repercussions. This simple guide teaches you how to combat the asshole so they never want to F' with you again. Guaranteed to work!! Grab Your Copy Now!
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Assholes

A Theory

Author: Aaron James

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385535686

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 2938

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary. What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, assholes are found everywhere—at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that. Asshole management begins with asshole understanding. Much as Machiavelli illuminated political strategy for princes, this book finally gives us the concepts to think or say why assholes disturb us so, and explains why such people seem part of the human social condition, especially in an age of raging narcissism and unbridled capitalism. These concepts are also practically useful, as understanding the asshole we are stuck with helps us think constructively about how to handle problems he (and they are mostly all men) presents. We get a better sense of when the asshole is best resisted, and when he is best ignored—a better sense of what is, and what is not, worth fighting for.
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How To Deal With Difficult People

Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life

Author: Gill Hasson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857085670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4258

DON’T LET PROBLEM PEOPLE GET TO YOU! Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with. Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change. This book will help you to: Understand what makes difficult people tick and how best to handle them Learn ways to confidently stand up to others and resist the urge to attack back Develop strategies to calmly navigate emotionally-charged situations Deal with all kinds of difficult people – hostile, manipulative and the impossible Know when to choose your battles, and when to walk away Why let someone else’s bad attitude ruin your day? How to Deal With Difficult People arms you with all the tools and tactics you need to handle all kinds of people – to make your life less stressful and a great deal easier.
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Corporate Psychopaths

Organizational Destroyers

Author: C. Boddy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230307558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 826

Psychopaths are little understood outside of the criminal image. However, as the recent global financial crisis highlighted, the behavior of a small group of managers can potentially bring down the entire western system of business. This book investigates who they are, why they do what they do and what the consequences of their presence are.
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How to Stop Being an Asshole

A 25-Step Guide for Making You More Likeable

Author: Matthew Feustel,Matty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781462846184

Category: Humor

Page: 72

View: 6259

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A Survival Guide to Managing Employees from Hell

Handling Idiots, Whiners, Slackers, and Other Workplace Demons

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814430071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 2719

This work draws from entertaining real-life stories to illustrate real-world solutions. It shows readers how to handle a wide range of difficult types, including: The Impossible "I"s: Incompetents, Idiots, and Imbeciles - clueless employees who simply don't know what they're doing, I've Got a Problem - employees whose work is compromised by any of a range of personal demons, from drug and alcohol problems to emotional issues, The Party-Time Performer - the employee who, although great with people, constantly turns work-time into fun-time.
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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness (with bonus interview "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience" with Martin Seligman) (HBR's 10 Must Reads)

Author: Harvard Business Review,Martin E.P. Seligman,Tony Schwartz,Warren G. Bennis,Robert J. Thomas

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1633694372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2573

Come back from every setback a stronger and better leader If you read nothing else on mental toughness, read these ten articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your emotional strength and resilience--and to achieve high performance. This book will inspire you to: Thrive on pressure like an Olympic athlete Manage and overcome negative emotions by acknowledging them Plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations Surround yourself with the people who will push you the hardest Use challenges to become a better leader Use creativity to move past trauma Understand the tools your mind uses to recover from setbacks. This collection of articles includes "How the Best of the Best Get Better and Better," by Graham Jones; "Crucibles of Leadership," by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas; "Building Resilience," by Martin E.P. Seligman; "Cognitive Fitness," by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts; "The Making of a Corporate Athlete," by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz; "Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It," by Alla Crum and Thomas Crum; "How to Bounce Back from Adversity," by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; "Rebounding from Career Setbacks," by Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis, and Ron Ashkenas; "Realizing What You're Made Of," by Glenn E. Mangurian; "Extreme Negotiations," by Jeff Weiss, Aram Donigian, and Jonathan Hughes; and "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience," by Martin Seligman and Sarah Green Carmichael.
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The Last Son's Secret

Author: Rafel Nadal Farreras

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542251

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9272

A huge international bestseller, this heartbreaking tale of a tiny Italian village during two World Wars will stay with you forever. Among the olive groves and vineyards of southern Italy, a boy and a girl are born, moments apart. Far away in the trenches of World War I, their fathers have just died. Now all the men in Vitantonio’s family have been wiped out – all twenty-one. All except him. Growing up together, war seems far away for the two children. But Vitantonio’s mother will do anything to protect her son from the curse of death that seems to hang over the family – and so she tells a lie. It is a lie that will bind Vitantonio and Giovanna, the girl who shares his birthday, together over the years. But as the clouds of another war begin to gather on the horizon, it may ultimately drive them apart...
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Working with Bitches

Identify the Eight Types of Office Mean Girls and Rise Above Workplace Nastiness

Author: Meredith Fuller

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738216593

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5536

What do you do when the queen bee demands to know why you haven’t written the report she never asked for? Or when the colleague who you thought was your friend takes sole credit for the project you worked on together? It’s hard to speak out about catty behavior, especially when it’s insidious or goes on behind your back. But you can usually sense when something’s “off”—particularly if you’re completely stressed out and hate the job you used to love. Let’s face it, ladies: there are plenty of nasty, manipulative, and destructive women in the workplace who fly under the radar while ruthless alpha males get all the bad press. In Working with Bitches, psychologist Meredith Fuller offers practical advice on how to recognize and manage difficult women at work. Dr. Fuller combines actual cases with tips that women can use right away to defuse even the worst situations. Readers will learn how to deal with the eight types of “mean girls” they might face in the office and find powerful reassurance that they are not alone.
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A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses

Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814428979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 9187

The sad fact is that the majority of people in the workforce have a less than perfect relationship with their supervisor and many of them consider themselves to be working for "a bad boss". But what can they do about it, short of leaving their job? "A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses" gives readers all the guidance they so desperately need not just to survive, but thrive while reporting to someone incompetent, mean, unethical, or even worse.
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It's Your Ship

Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

Author: D. Michael Abrashoff

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446535532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7390

The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it? Against the backdrop of today's United States Navy-Benfold was a key player in our Persian Gulf fleet-Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including: See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value. Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crew's performance. His crew would eventually call him "Megaphone Mike," since they heard from him so often. Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's crew believed that what they were doing was important. Listen aggressively: After learning that many sailors wanted to use the GI Bill, Abrashoff brought a test official aboard the ship-and held the SATs forty miles off the Iraqi coast. From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S. Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.
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