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
Published on: Feb 03, 2011, 12:53 PM IST
Posted by: Navneeta N, Feb 03, 2011, 12:53 PM IST