I first came across author Robert Sutton when I viewed him on a Daniel Pink video. I was immediately intrigued by the title of his book, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt.”
Then, I was surprised to read the NYTimes article “Michael Jordan: N.B.A. Champ, Marketing Legend and … Toxic Worker?” by Noam Scheiber May 16,2020 . . . Michael Jordan, no way, but after reading it, he is “yes way.”
From Robert Sutton, a Stanford University management professor: “Every organization needs the ‘no-asshole rule’ because mean spirited people do massive damage to victims, bystanders who suffer the ripple effects, organizational performance, and themselves.” Here he is speaking to a group of followers.