Warning: Inappropriate language for some (Forgive me.)
I read about Robert Sutton’s book earlier in the year and thought I’d want to read it. Guy Kawasaki has already read it and blogs about it today. Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford Graduate School of Business. (Must have to use both sides of his business card for his title.) From his Stanford bio,
Robert Sutton focuses on evidence-based management, the links (and gaps) between managerial knowledge and organizational action, innovation, and organizational performance. His research style emphasizes the development of theory and recommendations for practice on the basis of direct observation of organizational life and interviews with executives, managers, engineers, and other organization members.
He’s written a book on dealing with a particular personality type that one often comes across in both business, and dare I say, the church. Kawasaki says this about the book, “I want you to buy the book… ” I just ordered it from Amazon.
Oh…right. The book is called, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t.