The current epidemic of bulling is evidence of the frequency with which people get into positions of power without acquiring the skills to manage people. It is very worrying that that people can be appointed to senior management posts with out the necessary people management skills. It says much about the recruitment to top posts that either people management skills are assumed or simply not given the same importance as financial management, relevant experience or political sensitivity. Surly management is all about getting people to do what needs to be done what’s worrying is that so many managers appear to think that the way to do this is through unreasonable demands, threats, intimidation and even verbal abuse. Whatever happen to the idea that managers should possess leadership skills and be able to inspire their staff?
Blair McPherson www.blairmcpherson.co.uk