Leadership and Self-Deception
Today Guy Kawazaki tells the story behind the book “The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t” by Bob Sutton.
While I’ll confess that I didn’t read this book in its entirety, from what I can remember this is a very good book and I guess that now is the time to finish reading it. The reason I didn’t before however, was that I started reading The Arbinger Institute‘s book “Leadership and Self-Deception”.
This book is a straight punch in the face, because more often than not the problem at a workplace is in the individuals, rather than the people surrounding them. Huh? In real life, it’s often me that needs to change, not me having to change others. This book is a funny and sometimes very painful read in its honesty and bluntness. It’s also a piece of good story-telling, which I recommend to anybody that miss being part of a civilized workplace.
While Guy’s post is a lot more than a review (he talks about the branding surrounding the book, among other things), it made me want to push this one a little bit. I promise I’ll finish Sutton’s book within the coming month! 🙂