Brilliant Jerks in Engineering


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RT : In which comprehensively explains why you shouldn't hire brilliant jerks
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2 days ago by adamamyl
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3 days ago by rjw1
Here's a test for you or your company: Would you tolerate a brilliant engineer who is also an asshole?
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6 days ago by grahammitchell
A week later, his manager phoned me unexpectedly. He told me that he was aware of my phone call, and didn't think I was technically wrong, but did I know that the engineer has been demotivated and unproductive since I talked to him, and was it my intent to make his staff unproductive? No, of course not. The manager continued: do you think you could have told my engineer what you needed to, in a way that left them feeling positive and motivated to fix it? Sure, I probably can. Good. Always do that in the future, please. I did.
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8 days ago by jhealy
(This may well be the canonical write-up about the “no jerks” philosophy.)
"It may help to clarify that "brilliant jerk" can mean different things to different people. To illustrate, I'll describe two types of brilliant jerks: the selfless and the selfish, and their behavior in detail. I'll then describe the damage caused by these jerks, and ways to deal with them."
jerks  assholes  work  2017 
9 days ago by handcoding
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9 days ago by rtanglao
Notice board at Ericsson, Stockholm (pic by DeirdreS ) Many of us have worked with them: the engineering jerk who is brilliant at what they do, but treats…
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9 days ago by duellj
Notice board at Ericsson, Stockholm (pic by DeirdreS ) Many of us have worked with them: the engineering jerk who is brilliant at what they do, but treats…
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9 days ago by tmcw
Good post on toxic people in organizations
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10 days ago by dgibbons
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