Lean Blog Interviews — 97: Bob Sutton, PhD, “Good Boss, Bad Boss”

Episode #97 is a discussion with Bob Sutton, a Stanford University Professor of Management Science and Engineering and the best-selling author of “The No A-Holes Rule.” Other books by Bob include “The Knowing-Doing Gap” and “Weird Ideas That Work.” Here, we talk about his new book, due out in September, called “Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from Worse.” In this podcast, the conversation weaves through Toyota, HP, Intel, Southwest and other companies as well find parallels and complements between different management approaches, including Lean. Stay to the end to find out what company Bob thinks is surprisingly good and weeding out “A-holes” from their organization. You can read about or comment on this podcast at www.leanblog.org/97. You can find Bob and his blog at www.BobSutton.net. For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.ort, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.