Darcy Winslow, General Manager, Sustainable Business Strategies, Nike Inc.
In Company A, a shipbuilding company, the general manager persuaded the supervisory bureau to allow him to replace the old top management team with managers chosen on merit, and who supported his desire for reforms.
At Company B, a financial services conglomerate, the general manager exploited strong political connections, enfeebled the governance structures, and with two subsidiary barons proceeded to milk company resources.
A headquarters power bloc and the sleeping incumbents whom they protected prevented a law abiding, equity sensitive general manager from improving performance, and he lost heart.
The General Manager's Perspective On How Factionalism Can Impact the Behaviors and Effectiveness of Top Managers Inside A Shared
The Managing Director of Cashbuild noted the similarity in Japanese culture and Zulu culture in stressing group cohesion.
He is now working again at his old profession (managing director) and the projectile is still lodged in the right temporal lobe.
In 1970 he became sales manager and later director of marketing in Chile, moving on to other posts in Latin America including managing director Ecuador and Venezuela.
- Paying attention to the needs of people seems to be a key element in good ethical behaviour, says Tor Dahl, Managing Director of Manpower Scandinavia.
Pierson was successively a managing director and later governor of the Nederlandsche Bank (1868-1891), a professor of economics (1877-1886), a minister of finance (1891-1894 and 1897-1901) and a prime-minister (1897-1901).