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This book was inspired by the deluge of emails, research, phone calls, and conversations that Dr. Sutton experienced after publishing his blockbuster best seller The 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 charges.
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By Clint on 10-07-10
Most pragmatic management handbook
Spend 20-years in management and you'll work your way through a tower of leadership development and management practices books. Some are insightful while most simply confirm the things you already knew. Good Boss, Bad Boss was different. Sutton provides not just conceptual truths gleaned from his research, but he gets down into the trenches and identifies specific, individual behaviors that can either help or hurt a manager or leader's efforts to perform the job. I cannot recall another book that eschewed theory and provided a practical roadmap as useful as that which Sutton provides here. Banish the Bosshole with this book.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Angie on 11-12-10
A must for supervisors
When I wake up in the morning, I always say to myself...I will be kind to my staff.
This book strenghtened my beliefs that kindness begets kindness, respect begets respect.
One of the best books I've ever listened too. Thank you Mr. Sutton for great advice and insights.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful