No Jerks Allowed
In this section you’ll discover best practices to make your organization a Jerk Free Zone and the worst practices to avoid so your workplace doesn’t become a Jerkplace.

No Jerks Allowed in the News

How to Not Hire the Next Office Jerk at Your Startup Venture Beat By Brad Wiskirchen There is a clear connection between workplace hostility and employee productivity. A recent study by Connectria of 250 IT professionals found that 65 percent of respondents have dreaded going to work because of a difficult coworker, while 40 percent said […]

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Why Are Our Workplaces Getting Ruder?

Source: HuffPost Why Are Our Workplaces Getting Ruder? By Michelle McQuaid Interview with Christine Porath How often do you have to deal with people’s rude behavior at work?  Perhaps they’re checking their emails in the middle of your meeting, needlessly keeping you waiting, belittling your best efforts or even waging all out sabotage.  The reality […]

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5 Kinds of Office Jerks: Are You One of Them?

Source: NBC News 5 Kinds of Office Jerks: Are You One of Them? By Lisa Tolin Do you have a jerk at work? Dr. Jody J. Foster has identified 5 types of office jerks and explains how to work with them. Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you’ve had a […]

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Jerkplace relations: How to deal with jerks at work

Source: ABC News Jerkplace relations: How to deal with jerks at work By Richard Aedy The passive aggressive note leaver, the terse email sender, the full-on meltdown artist: there are as many kinds of jerks at work as there are stars in the sky. So what’s the best way to deal with them without losing […]

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Avoid the Bad Boss Blues

Source: The Courier Express Avoid the Bad Boss Blues By Jessica Perkins When Christopher Sharp began a new position as a supervisor at his workplace, things started off well. The pay was right and the job seemed perfect for his skill set. However, within four months, Sharp realized that the scope of the work was […]

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Does Your Boss Pass the Teacher Test?

Source: PayScale Does Your Boss Pass the Teacher Test? By Gina Belli A boss can make or break a job. An excellent leader inspires the entire team toward a shared vision, listens, and builds trust. A not-so-great boss, on the other hand, is the number one reason people quit their jobs. Robert Sutton, author of Good Boss, Bad Boss: […]

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3 Strategies for Turning the Tables on a Workplace Bully

Source: BullyWhisperer 3 Strategies for Turning the Tables on a Workplace Bully By Caitlin Remmer “You sure screwed up,” Wayne snarled. Marie’s stomach plummeted, as all eyes turned to her. She braced herself for what was coming. Wayne loved to put people on the defensive in front of others. Bullies like Wayne excel at preemptive attacks […]

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7 Leadership Tips to End 2015 on a High Note

Source: Birmingham Business Journal 7 Leadership Tips to End 2015 on a High Note By Gayle Lantz As you head into the home stretch for the year, it’s easy to feel pressure. You may be in the middle of budgeting. Or you may be trying to accomplish specific goals by the end of the year. […]

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How to Manage a Horrible Boss

Source: Chartered Management Institute How to Manage a Horrible Boss By Jermaine Haughton Excerpt MANAGING UP RATHER THAN PACKING UP? While changing jobs may at times seem like the only option, an uncertain job market and financial responsibilities makes the decision complex. Therefore, academics and HR experts have advised that under-pressure employees revive their relationship […]

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How to Get Ahead When You Have a Bad Boss

Source: Time Inc. How to Get Ahead When You Have a Bad Boss By Donna Rosato Today is National Boss’s Day—but you may be hard pressed to find workers who want to celebrate it. Nearly 90% of workers report having had a bad boss, according to a survey out today by LaSalle Network, a staffing […]

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