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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We’d work exclusively with people who are both. You are commenting using your Twitter account. And finally, the people who don’t know what they’re doing but insist they do. You are commenting using your WordPress. Next time you find lovablr working with a lovable fool or an incompetent jerk consider this post and remember that we all have a part to play.

Jerjs pretty much covers business home residential security system related stuff. This is an interesting blog and just wanted to let you know. But many can be socialized through coaching or by being made accountable for bad behavior.

An immediate response would be NO, but if we take a moment to consider the value a competent jerk or lovable fool could add to a team then our response would be YES.

There are also lots of other factors that contribute to the outcome of any collaboration. As for the competent jerks, too often their expertise goes untapped by people who just can’t put up with them. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Email required Address never made public.

Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools

You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.


Come and check it out if you get time: Based on the combinations of likableness and competence, they classify people into incompetent jedks, competent jerks, lovable fools and lovable stars.

It pretty much lovavle fashion article related stuff. Hello There, My name is Donald you have a great blog here! Is there a place for each type of person on a team? When faced with a real-life choice, most people ignore their stated preference for competence and actually choose likability first. 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. Thursday, July 07, Social networks of jerks and fools.

They tried to measure two attributes, competence and likableness, and then look at how those measures relate to who you decide to work with. These are the “lovable stars”highly sought after folks in short supply.

You have a great blog by the way. When faced with that hypothetical question, most people choose the competence of Alice over the copmetent of Brenda. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: That has big implications for every organization, as both of these types often represent missed opportunities.

More interesting is that people prefer the lovable fool lkvable the competent jerk. SNA search engine check out the Connectedness swicki at eurekster. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Researchers have found that the real story is more complicated. They also can create situations in which people are more apt to like one another, whatever their individual qualities. Email required Address never made public.


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Helping people povable to results. But their networking skills are often developed at the expense of job performance, which can make these employees underappreciated and vulnerable to downsizing. Did you choose similarly? Because they are liked by a disproportionate number of people, foools fools can bridge gaps between diverse groups lovwble might not otherwise interact.

Of course, everybody wants to work with the lovable star, and nobody wants to work with the incompetent jerk. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You can ask Alice, who is professionally expert but personally prickly; or you can ask Brenda, who is very likable but doesn’t know much that can help you.

This site uses cookies. Intriguingly, managers aren’t limited to leveraging people that others like and changing those that others loathe. Ideally, of course, we wouldn’t have to choose between competence and likability. Who is tagging SNA? I liked H M Ross’ comment on the additional personality types.

Just wanted to let you know that you bring up an interesting subject. Others may need to display their competence in more isolated settings. Notify me of new posts via email. I think it could perpetuate distorted conceptual models. Posted by Bruce Hoppe at It seems likely that you share a lot of mutual friends with likable people, since by jsrks a lot of people like them, jedks so the reputation cost of letting you down will be a lot higher for them.

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