Category Archives: managing upwards

High staff turnover?

High staff turnover has its root in poor leadership. Continue reading

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What did Sandeesh do wrong?

In episode 7 of BBC’s Apprentice Sandeesh Samra was well-matched against Stuart Baggs, but for completely different reasons. Whilst Stuart’s management style was appalling from the outset of the task he led, poor Sandeesh just could not plan. Her efforts kicked off with an … Continue reading

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Did Gareth Malone use the right techniques?

In BBC’s “Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys”, episode 3 Gareth handles conflict controversially (see 28m 48 secs in). Did he use the right technique with the awkward child? The boy in question is openly defiant, but no punishment was given, instead … Continue reading

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What kind of sycophant are you?

cries Glen Close’s Cruella de Ville. “What kind of sycophant would you like me to be?” replies her servant (ops director?). Does film mimic life in the boardroom, in the 1996 film “101 Dalmatians”? I was sitting in a board meeting … Continue reading

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