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How Effective Leaders Use the 'Avoid the Jerks' Rule

They use it to build creative, collaborative, emotionally intelligent teams

My boss showed me a list of the members of a project team. On paper, their inclusion made sense: Each person was talented, creative and experienced.

But each person -- and I mean this affectionately -- was also basically a jackass. Especially Mike. Great operator, but boy -- and I also mean this affectionately, since he and I got along great -- he was a jerk.

"You know they're going to kill each other," I said.

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