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Good People, Bad Managers

How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions

By Samuel A. Culbert
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Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions by Samuel A. Culbert

Good People, Bad Managers (2017) argues that the culture of the modern American workplace is perpetuating bad management without our being aware of it. The current management culture of self-preservation leads to behavior that actively harms well-being, productivity and motivation. Culbert explores why so many good people are trapped in the cycle of bad management, and makes a case for cultural change in our workplaces.

  • Managers looking to improve their business
  • People who are interested in how work culture functions
  • Those who want to challenge conventional management approaches

Samuel A. Culbert is an author, researcher and professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Culbert is also the author of Get Rid of the Performance Review!, Beyond Bullsh*t and Radical Management.

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