Now, in a definitive book that addresses this growing problem, Sutton shows you how you can work with unsavory people without becoming one of them yourself.
©2007 Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"Sutton's work is sure to generate discussions at watercoolers around the country and deserves influence in corporate hiring and firing strategies." (Publishers Weekly)
The intent of the book was quite good and the points the author made were also very much on target, but I have to say, listening to him read it was a bit distracting. Why? Well, he apparently has difficulty correctly pronouncing words that begin with the letters "es", like "especially". Yes, this Stanford grad would pronounce "especially" (which he used quite often) as "EX-specially". And it wasn't only "especially" that he would do this with. He also would say "EXscape". Quite grating after hearing it for the 40th time. Otherwise, it was quite entertaining.
At the risk of sounding like an @$$hole, this reading was terrible. I'm certain he's a brilliant man, but his pronunciation is difficult to listen to- "exspecially" when he is emphatic about something, which he seems to be about everything. The tone is overexcited and the text is mediocre.
great read I highly enjoyed it. quick easy read. great content. listen while you're driving or, sitting at the office . I really want to figure out how to share this book as onebook
That someone is actually thinking about how to convey the idea of having a work place governed by ideas of common decency!
I will be more cognizant of how i react to fellow work mates.
Yes. This book is for anyone who has worked with or for an asshole. Also helpful for those who make hiring-firing decisions.
The stories from the author about real-life a**hole bosses will have you doubled over.
The breakdown of the cost a company suffers from employing an a**hole was valuable. It doesn't pay to hire and retain them! They do more damage than good.
Yes. This book is also very short, so you can almost listen to it in one sitting.
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
WOW I realize the title is "*sshole but he really over says it! It was entertaining but not sure if I really got anything useful out of it.
The book is relevant to anyone that deals with people, be it work, church or being part of a sports club. The book helps you to identify the "certified assholes" and teaches you how to stay sane in an asshole infested workplace.
Audible: Please provide the asshole checklist in print so that we can download it an complete it on paper.
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