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GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert Sutton

Product Description

If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good Boss, Bad Boss is devoted to answering that question. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton weaves together the best psychological and management research with compelling stories and cases to reveal the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses. This book was inspired by the deluge of emails, research, phone calls, and conversations that Dr. Sutton experienced after publishing his blockbuster bestseller 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.

As Dr. Sutton digs into the nitty-gritty of what the best (and worst) bosses do, a theme runs throughout Good Boss, Bad Boss - which brings together the diverse lessons and is a hallmark of great bosses: They work doggedly to "stay in tune" with how their followers (and superiors, peers, and customers too) react to what they say and do. The best bosses are acutely aware that their success depends on having the self-awareness to control their moods and moves, to accurately interpret their impact on others, and to make adjustments on the fly that continuously spark effort, dignity, and pride among their people.

About the Author

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at the Stanford Engineering School. The No Asshole Rule was a New York Times bestseller and won a Quill Award as the Best Business Book of the Year in 2007.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Business Plus (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446556084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446556088


I thought the author's book, The No Asshole Rule, was one of the best business books I have ever read and continue to recommend it to friends.  This new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss should be given to all graduating college students since they will one day be the boss.  This is such an easy to read book that is full of wisdom and makes excellent points about how a good boss can make or break a company.  If you own the company, you want all of your employees to read this and create a dialogue about management.  


Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing address (no PO Boxes)
Winner will be chosen by on 9.29.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and up to 2 copies will be available.
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  1. This sounds like a fabulous book. I'd love to read it.


  2. This book looks awesome, thanks for the giveaway.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Daily entry for September 27/10. I would love to win this for a boss I know...

    Aliya D.

  4. Daily entry for September 28/10. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

  5. Daily entry for September 29, 2010. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

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    Thanks to all who entered.


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