Good Boss, Bad Boss …

There’s a new book coming out this September called Good Boss, Bad Boss from Stanford professor and author Bob Sutton, who also penned Weird Ideas That Work and The No A**hole Rule … Here’s what the Amazon.com site has posted in advance of this book’s release:

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 A**hole 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.

On his blog, Bob is offering active bloggers a shot at one of the fifty galley proofs of the book to review in advance of the September 2010 publication date.

I’m hoping that I made the cut and look forward to reading this book … in the event that I do receive a proof, you’ll be able to find out all about it right here on Steve Blogs Webster!

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