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     Print Edition: Feb 20, 2011

Seagull Manager

What it means: A manager who interacts only when a problem arises, makes hasty decisions, and leaves behind a mess to be cleared by others.

Origin: Management author Ken Blanchard wrote about it in his book Leadership and the One Minute Manager: "Seagull managers fly in, make a lot of noise, dump on everyone, then fly out." The work has become popular in corporate circles recently.

Usage: Like all seagull managers, he believed that his sagely lectures at team meetings solved problems




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