The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

by Robert I. Sutton


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If you're feeling stressed out, overtaxed, under-appreciated, bullied, or abused because you work with a jerk, learn how to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes—today.
Equally useful and entertaining, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan when you find yourself working with a jerk—whether in the office, on the field, in the classroom, or just in life.  
Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with the rude, impolite, irritating, unpleasant, or just plain incompetent—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass.   
Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your life, and will prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328695918
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ROBERT SUTTON is a Stanford University professor and author of six management books, including the New York Times bestsellers The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss. He is an IDEO Fellow and cofounder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Stanford Design Institute (known as the He lives in Menlo Park, California.

Table of Contents

1 Eight Thousand Emails 1

2 Asshole Assessment: How Bad Is the Problem? 14

3 Make a Clean Getaway 37

4 Asshole Avoidance Techniques: Reducing Your Exposure 67

5 Mind Tricks That Protect Your Soul 96

6 Fighting Back 123

7 Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem 158

Your Stories and Ideas 185

Acknowledgments 186

Notes 190

Index 207

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