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Recent Stuff


"Imaginary Time Travel As A Leadership Tool"

Sloan Management Review
By Robert Sutton

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"Uber: Repaying Technical and Organizational Debt"
Stanford Business School Case

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"The Office Without Assholes"
Adam Grant Podcast

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"How To Deal With A Jerk Without Being A Jerk"
New York Times

By Adam Grant


"How Bosses Waste Their Employees' Time"
Wall Street Journal

By Robert Sutton

The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck

By Corinne Purtill

"The Ski Team That Sleeps Together Wins a Lot of Gold Medals Together"
The NY Times

By Bill Pennington

"Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein and all: have we reached ‘peak asshole’?"

The Guardian

By Stuart Jeffries

"10 Reasons Why We Put Up with Jerks in Our Lives"

By Bob Sutton

"Stanford psychologist shares 5 mental strategies for dealing with a toxic coworker"

By Marguerite Ward

"Harvey Weinstein is also a jerk. That alone should have gotten him fired."
The Washington Post

By Emily Yoffe

"A field guide to jerks at work"
The Washington Post

By Jena McGregor

"The Asshole Survival Guide: The Backstory"

By Bob Sutton

"This Stanford Professor Has a Theory on Why 2017 Is Filled With Jerks"
New York Magazine

By Jessica Pressler

"A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes"

By Sean Illing

"Memo to the CEO: Are you the source of workplace dysfunction?"
McKinsey Quarterly

By Robert Sutton

"Warning: assholes ahead. How to avoid working with jerks"
On LinkedIn

By Bob Sutton

"Leaders Should Heed This Plea For Greater Civility At Work"

By Roger Trapp

"Don't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Brewing Together Works Better in the Craft Beer Industry"

By Corie Brown

"Robert Sutton’s Guide to Excellence"

by Paul Michelman

"How to Grow Without Losing What Makes You Great"

By Leigh Buchanan

"How Managers Can Avoid Playing Favorites"
Harvard Business review

By Rebecca Knight

"Is it better for your career if you work for a 'bad boss'?"
The Telegraph

Rhymer Rigby 

"How to manage your erstwhile friends after promotion"
Financial Times

Emma Jacobs

"How to identify and remove 5 common causes of organizational drag"
HR Dive

"Why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vulnerable apology makes him a strong leader"

Catherine Clifford

"Why a toxic workplace is now a much bigger liability for companies"
The Washington Post

By Jena McGregor