The Art of Headless Chicken Management

October 1989
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    31st October 1989
  • ISBN 9781854180117
  • Language English
  • Pages 89 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"

Written for everyone who works with someone who is totally inept, but who constantly manages to succeed in spite of their inabilities. This light-hearted and entertaining book shows you how to identify the classic Headless Chicken Manager (HCM) in your own company, by pointing out the techniques to watch for, so that you can ultimately develop your own successful personalized Headless Chicken Management style.

The 'is the book for you?' test
Introducing the concept
The 'is this book really for you?' test
Meeting the Headless Chicken Manager
De-coding the desk
Taming the telephone
Secretaries and how to make them work
How to treat the workers
Meetings as a principle
Meetings with clients
Good idea detection and protection
Leadership and the theatre
The skimmer's guide to survival
The Filofax memory jogger
The way ahead

Elly Brewer

Elly Brewer is an award-winning comedy writer, who works in both television and the theatre. In her formative years, Elly toiled in advertising and sales promotion, before leaving to run her own company, writing and producing theatrical events for the corporate sector.

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards divides his time between journalism and communications consultancy. Currently deputy business editor of The European, he has been a columnist for The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Esquire, and he has contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, The Face and Arena.