Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Authors@Google: Robert Sutton on Corporate Leadership

Interesting discussion, especially since leadership identification and training is on my radar these days - as something I need to know more about. The talk is in support of Dr. Sutton's new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss.
Authors@Google: Robert Sutton

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. Sutton discovered 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, with the skill and grit to inspire great work, commitment, and dignity among their charges.

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