Problem: Executives don’t see assholes as assholes. They see ’em as top performers.

Saw that headline above over at Harvard Business Review just now. Rebecca Knight, who I believe works for INSIDER these days, is usually pretty good. The article itself, linked here, isn’t bad and actually has some examples of how to deal with a so-called “brilliant jerk,” which I believe is a term we’ve now attributed to Reed Hastings, origin-wise.

So while the article itself is good, here’s the problem: how does an executive look at a brilliant jerk? If the executive is self-aware, which…