Bob Sutton is a Stanford professor and one of the first colleagues I point to as both able to take on tough academic topics and real world issues. This is an actionable follow-on to Bob's books, The No Asshole Rule, and Good Boss, Bad Boss. He mentions 8000 emails readers have sent his way. That makes me sad, but I guess I'm not surprised. Perhaps with this book, Nilofer Merchant's, The Power of Onlyness (Day 8), and the next two on my list, Leadership Learning, and The Advantage, we can all start enacting the changes to reduce Bob's in-box. Like his prior work, the background research is there, but presented in a way that brings you into the community.
About my Fall Reading List: Some of these books are new for 2017. Others, published before 2017, may be even more important now than they were when first published... at least for me. You'll see a clear focus on the future of work, as well as some heavy hitting general management books. Some link to my earlier reviews, others I'll just share what I was looking for and what I found. If these sound good to you, here is a set from prior years.
I'm trying something new and will be posting one a day. How long will this take? Depends on how fast I read! I started the list early in the summer, but still have a few in the hopper. Here is the full list if you can't wait. Disclaimers: Where I have received a free copy, I have also purchased at least one more. I am using affiliate links.