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The No Asshole Rule:
Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

by Robert I. Sutton

      No matter what your work situation may be, it is almost certain that there is an asshole in the mix. You may wonder what qualifies one to earn the distinct title of asshole; images of an annoying arrogant person who gets under your skin may come to mind. While this description may be accurate, there are a dozen more words that could be thought of that would help describe this despicable person.

How you select to deal with an asshole could prove to be a delicate matter. In the workplace, it is essential that you donít sink to this tyrantís level. The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't is a must-have book for any business professional. In this book you will find many techniques that will help you deal with this type of individual.

Like millions of others, I have had my own assholes to contend with in the span of my career. These people exist in all ages, shapes, and sizes. They may be peers or even managers. What a great help this book would have been if it had been available to me when I was forced to deal with one of these people. With its valuable guidance and advice I would have been better prepared to defend myself against the negativity that always surrounds these individuals.

One of the greatest things included in this book - and one that really caught my attention - was the breakdown of what it costs a company, over the course of one year, to have to deal with just one asshole. These startling statistics, shown up close and broken down by dollar figures, really make one stop and think about how much an asshole is costing a company.

This is a book like no other that Iíve read. Just the title alone should appeal to almost anyone. After reading it, you will be amazed at how your outlook on life literally changes.

This book would appeal to the business professional or just about anyone who has to go to work each day. Chances are you already have your own asshole to deal with in your workplace. Let this book give you the ammunition you need to stomp out†this obnoxious person and keep him or her from causing more workplace chaos.

The Book

Warner Business Books
February 22, 2007
ISBN-10: 0446526568
ISBN-13: 978-0446526562
Non-Fiction/Self Help
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The Reviewer

Suzie Housley
Reviewed 2007
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