03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

How To Deal With The Jerk At Work

If you've never encountered a jerk or a bully at the office, you should consider yourself one of the lucky few. According to Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton in his book "The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't," workplace jerks are everywhere, and most people will encounter one of these people over the course of their professional life.

Based on an article he wrote for the Harvard Business Review, "The No Asshole Rule" is Sutton's tell-it-like-it-is guide to dealing with the individuals who demean their fellow workers while undermining a company's performance. Simply put, no office should put up with jerks.

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