Since The No Asshole Rule became a national bestseller a decade ago, Robert Sutton has been asked, in a thousand different ways, the best way to deal with an asshole. This new guide presents Sutton’s signature prescriptive advice for everyone who is feeling oppressed, demeaned, or disrespected by people who treat them badly.
Drawing on a trove of real-life stories from people dealing with implacable jerks in every kind of setting, Sutton delivers a highly effective, methodical game plan, starting with a diagnosis: Exactly what kind of asshole are you dealing with? From there, Sutton provides thoughtful, field-tested strategies aimed at specific asshole-deflecting goals—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, and countering their negative influence. He even teaches you how to look inward to stifle your own jackass.