Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in
Published: November 7, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446556084
ISBN - 13: 9780446556088
About the Book
The author of "The No Asshole Rule" now focuses his commonsense approach on what it is that truly distinguishes the great bosses of the world from the ones who are just good, so-so, or even worse.
From the Publisher
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 Bossis 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 bestsellerThe 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
As Dr. Sutton digs into the nitty-gritty of what the best (and
worst) bosses do, a theme runs throughoutGood 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
About the Author
Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at
the Stanford Engineering School.The No Asshole Rulewas
aNew York TimesandWall Street Journalbestseller.
It has been damn near impossible to find consistently good and objective insight and analysis from business thought leaders. But Robert I. Sutton, a professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford and the Stanford Institute of Design (where we have overlapped), is an exception. His new book, out now, is his best to date. Good Boss, Bad Boss is food for thought for managers and leaders in organizations large and small. It is packed with insight, lists of "how to" suggestions, and questions for bosses to ask themselves.