Most books that deal with ridiculous behaviors in the workplace are premised largely on conjecture, anecdotes, and limited data, but that’s not the case with Office Idiots. Written by Ken Lloyd, one of the foremost experts on jerks at work, this book relies on data from actual workplaces across America to present a sweeping and frighteningly accurate snapshot of the antics of office idiots.
Based on thousands of letters to his newspaper column and Website, www.jerksatwork.com, this book spotlights office idiots wherever they exist in an organization, followed by practical advice on what to do and even what to say when you encounter them.
In addition to providing a vast array of hands-on (and hands-off!) tools, Office Idiots will also show you how to:
- Deal with the newest cadres of jerks, the Techno-Jerks and the E-Jerks
- Deal with some of the most off-the-wall and absurd jerk-like behaviors in the workplace
- Avoid enabling behaviors that actually bring out the jerkiness in others
- Make sure you don’t become a jerk at work!
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Ken Lloyd, PhD, is a nationally recognized Southern California management consultant, author, speaker, and newspaper columnist. He has taught numerous MBA classes at The Anderson School at UCLA and lectures at many other universities. He is the vice president of planning and development at Strategic Partners, Inc. and a frequent television and talk-radio guest, as well. He has authored several books, including Jerks at Work and Performance Appraisals and Phrases for Dummies. A member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, he graduated from UC Berkeley and received his MS and PhD in organizational behavior from UCLA.