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Harv Bus Rev. Jun;83(6), Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks. Casciaro T(1), Lobo MS. Author information. To order more copies go to Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the. Formation of Social Networks page 1. The Idea in Brief. The Idea in Practice. Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo wrote in “Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks” about how people.

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I liked H M Ross’ comment on the additional personality types. It pretty much covers fashion article related stuff. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Once the “lovable stars” are all taken, we must then choose between the “competent jerks” and the “lovable fools. You can ask Alice, who is professionally expert but personally prickly; or you can ask Brenda, uerks is very likable but doesn’t know much that can help you. Just wanted to let you know that you bring up an interesting subject.

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That has big implications for every organization, as both herks these types often represent missed opportunities. Come and check it out if you get time: This is an interesting blog and just wanted to let you know. Ideally, of course, we wouldn’t have to choose between competence and likability. Suppose you need help completing a project at work. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Photo by Cemetery Belle.

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You have a great blog by the way. I’m definitely going to bookmark you! That could contribute to its popularity. These are the “lovable stars”highly sought after folks in short supply.

Of course, everybody wants to work with the lovable star, and nobody wants to work with the incompetent jerk. As for the competent jerks, too often their expertise goes untapped by people who just can’t put up with them.

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These are the people that management can really help, by acting as an interface between them and the outside world, protecting them from perceived hassle and distilling the competing external demands into simpler requirements. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Others may need to display their competence in more isolated settings. They tried to measure two attributes, competence and likableness, and then look at how those measures relate to who you decide to work with. There are some projects that require competent jerks who are able to ignore feelings and get the job done as efficiently as possible, while a lovable fool can serve as a source of motivation and encouragement when a team is down.

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To get the most out of them, managers need to protect them and put them in positions that don’t waste their bridge-building talents. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By the way unlike some of comeptent other comments I dont have anything to sell, just thoughts on life in general.

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Thursday, July 07, Social networks of jerks and fools. There are also lots of other factors that contribute to the outcome of any collaboration. New research shows that work partners tend to be chosen not for ability but for likability. People who know what they’re talking about and are helpful without being pompous. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But their networking skills are often developed at the expense of job performance, which can make these employees underappreciated and vulnerable to downsizing.

We’d work exclusively with people who are both.