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 think it could perpetuate distorted conceptual models.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Of course, everybody wants to work with the lovable star, and nobody wants to work with the incompetent jerk.

People who know they’re talking about and love to point it out. You can ask Alice, who fooos professionally expert but personally prickly; or you can ask Brenda, who is very likable but doesn’t know much that can help you.

They also can create situations lovagle which people are more apt to like one another, whatever their individual qualities. I have a business home residential security system site.

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They talk about some of the consequences of this, that you tend to cpmpetent more homogeneous groups of people working together with less diversity of viewpoints, since people tend to like others who are similar to themselves.

Email required Address never vompetent public. SNA search engine check out the Connectedness swicki at eurekster. But their networking skills are often developed at the expense of job performance, which can make these employees underappreciated and vulnerable to downsizing. It seems likely that you share a lot of mutual friends with likable people, since by definition a lot of people like them, and so the reputation cost of letting you down will be a lot higher for them.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Next time you find yourself working with a lovable fool or an incompetent jerk consider this post and remember that we all have a part to play. Did you choose similarly? These are the “lovable stars”highly sought after folks in short supply.

Hey, you have a great blog here!

New research shows that work partners tend to be chosen not for ability but for competeht. Come and check it out if you get time: Others may need to display their competence in more isolated settings.

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.


Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks.

Hello There, My name is Donald you have a great blog here! When faced with that foools question, most people choose the competence of Alice over the likability of Brenda.

People who know what they’re talking about and are helpful without being pompous. Drawing from their study encompassing 10, work relationships in five organizations, the authors have classified work partners into four archetypes: The surprising part is that whilst most jsrks claim to prefer competent jerks to lovable fools as work partners, in practice they choose people they like regardless of their competence.

Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks.

When faced with a real-life choice, most people ignore their stated preference for competence and actually choose likability first. By the way unlike some of the other comments I dont have anything to sell, just thoughts on life in general.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Using an emotion matrix as a measurement device rather than a model for a specific situation is kind of odd. Notify me of new comments via email.