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Read more about Robert Sutton and workplace bullying at his blog, Work Matters. I’d love to interview him and get his analysis of the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

In this post, he gives a rundown of how his no a—— rule is working in real offices:

The Disbarred Lawyer. The Village Voice tells us that attorney Kenny Heller might be the most obnoxious in New York City and that the powers that be finally had enough of his antics:

‘After 50 years of heaping abuse on everyone within earshot and hurling accusations of conspiracies, “favoritism,” and “cronyism” at countless judges and lawyers, the 77-year-old Heller has earned this distinction: No other lawyer in the city but Heller, according to records of his disciplinary hearing, has been ousted for “obstructive and offensive behavior which did not involve fraud or deception.”’

‘Heller was disbarred for basically “being an asshole,” as one adversary puts it. And in their profession, the rival adds, “that takes some doing.”’

And this one:

Gold’s Gym. Joe Gold was founder of the famous gym that produced multiple body building champions, including a certain future film star and California governor named Arnold. His management philosophy was:

“To keep it simple you run your gym like you run your house. Keep it clean and in good running order. No jerks allowed, members pay on time and if they give you any crap, throw them out. There’s peace where there’s order.”

And two from his P.S. updates section:

Former Gillette CEO Jim Kilts advises: Never Hire a Prick in his new book.

Asa Dotzler at Mozilla explained to me what it isn’t efficient to be an asshole there, or in the open source world in general.

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 10:25 pm May 1st, 2008 in Business, Culture, Scandal, Social Issues, Tools | 4 Comments