How to Survive Workplace Jerks
Through the thousands of emails and conversations that Stanford Professor Bob Sutton has amassed, he’s gathered countless personal stories about the damage that bullies and backstabbers do. He’s also closely tracked the growing pile of academic research on pertinent topics, including workplace bullying, abusive supervision, rudeness, and disrespectful and demeaning customers.
From it all, Bob’s created the definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work: The Asshole Survival Guide.
In this webinar, Bob will discuss key themes from the book, including how to escape, endure, outwit, battle, and bring down assholes. And he will weave in some of his favorite strange, surprising, and funny stories to keep things lively.
About the Speaker
Bob Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School. Sutton is also co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the new Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, a multi-disciplinary program at Stanford that teaches and spreads "design thinking". He is an IDEO Fellow, member of the Institute for the Future's Board Trustees, and a Professor of Organizational Behavior, by courtesy, at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sutton studies the links between managerial knowledge and organizational action, innovation, and organizational performance. He has received many honors, including named as one of 10 "B-School All-Stars" by BusinessWeek in 2007.