Robert Sutton on How to Be a Good Boss and Avoid Being a Bad Boss

How can you tell if you’re one of those bad bosses? It’s hard to self-evaluate; according to a Zogby study 35% of workers reported having a boss who bullied them but only 0.5% of bosses said they ever bullied anyone. Obviously there is a disconnect somewhere. Robert Sutton, in his new book Good Boss, Bad Boss, gives some tips on how to look inward and figure out if you’re a good boss or a bad boss.

Robert Sutton, Ph.D. is the author of Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to be the Best…and Learn from the Worst and many previous books including his national bestseller The No Asshole Rule, which won a Quill Award for the Best Business Book of the Year in 2007. He is also Professor of Management Science and Engineering at the Stanford Engineering School. has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, McDonald’s, and Procter & Gamble, and has been featured in the New York Times, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, and on “Today,” NPR, BBC, PBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox, and Marketplace. He has written over 100 articles for such publications as Businessweek, The Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, Esquire UK, and The McKinsey Quarterly.

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*The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence, and Achieve Results
*Leading with Emotional Intelligence
*Developing Executive Leadership

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*The Elements of Power, by Terry R. Bacon
*How the Best Leaders Lead, by Brian Tracy
*Leading with Kindness, by William F. Baker & Michael O’Malley, Ph.D.

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