Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Respect Beats a Kick in the Head

We’re a little more than one week away from our big Soundview Live webinar featuring Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D, the author ofThe No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn from the Worst. In preparation for any Soundview Live webinar, Soundview’s editorial department spends several days researching the author’s material and checking out his or her blogs, articles, Twitter feeds and any other relevant writings or appearances. I’ll confess this can occasionally be an exhausting but necessary process. However, the background work on Sutton has been an absolute joy.

He’s one of the most energetic and boisterous speakers we’ve encountered. If you sign up for the event, you’ll find out just how energizing Sutton can be during the course of a presentation. There are authors who are dynamic in person but ponderous on the page, and vice-versa, but this isn’t the case with Sutton. For instance, here’s a terrific blog post he recently logged that discusses the impact of the economic downturn on how bosses treat their employees. Sutton takes umbrage with another article that suggests a boss can only be tough and not be friendly if he or she expects his or her employees to succeed.

I thought that Sutton’s counterpoint to this argument was succinct and full of the straightforward logic that makes his books so successful. Suffice to say, it’s why Soundview is so excited to make Sutton available to answer YOUR questions during the next installment of Soundview Live. The event takes place next Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Noon (Eastern). Don’t miss out on your chance to learn the secrets of being a great boss! Visit to learn more. Don’t forget: Subscribers attend for FREE!

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