No Jerks Allowed!

Many of you have seen articles about this general theme recently – in part a function of “The No A**hole Rule” published last year by Dr. Robert Sutton of Stanford University.

Lars Dalgaard, President of Success Factors, a company with whom I have an affiliate relationship, spoke recently about his own history as a “jerk” and how he came to grips with an improved consciousness about the problems it creates in the workplace.

Life’s too short – and the business world is tough enough as it is – so let’s all chip in to ship out all of the “jerks” – “a**holes” using a properly vetted academic term – and create a more enjoyable workplace.

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