Monthly Archives: February 2020

Woodpecker, Peacock, Budgie, Seagull or Eagle? Which of the 5 styles of management are you?

I had a number of bosses in my time with McDonald’s – some great, some not so great.  But each one of them taught me something about the sort of leader-manager I want to be and the sort of manager I definitely don’t want to be! I remember one boss I had who was very […]

Leader? Manager? or Hybrid?

Leader? Manager? or Hybrid? The challenge for the small business owner (and yes, the photo is a long shot – A Labradoodle ‘hybrid’ – but who doesn’t love the odd dog picture?!) “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack […]

Management according to Vera

I love Vera. I love her complex character played by the great Brenda Blethyn, the people in her CID team and of course gorgeous Durham and Northumberland. And the storylines are just perfect Sunday night viewing, for me anyway. Whereas she has got some great qualities as a leader (more of that later), when it […]