Archives for August 22nd, 2000

NARCISSISTIC LEADERS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 22 August, 2000

Maccoby MHarvard Business Review, (USA), Jan-Feb 2000 Vol 78 No 1

Start page: 69. No of pages: 9

Notes that the major changes transforming the economy give business leaders a high profile. Suggests that many larger-than-life corporate leaders closely resemble the narcissistic personality type described by Freud. Examines the benefits and challenges posed by such leadership, describing Freud’s three main personality types (erotics, who make caring and supportive managers, obsessives, who are effective operational managers and the more independent, innovative narcissists). Explains the strengths of the narcissistic leader as an ability to communicate a vision and to attract followers, but warns that such leaders are often poor listeners and may become isolated. Offers ways to offset the risks to the organization and the individual employee posed by the narcissistic leader but warns that although they may be necessary in times of change, narcissistic leaders can lead cause considerable damage to the organization unless their limitations are recognized.

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WEBSITE FACES CUSTOMER

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 August, 2000

The new DSS website has undergone a change of direction. It has been re-designed around the needs of the customer, rather than the structure of the organisation.This means that a user no longer needs knowledge of how the department manages and delivers benefits in order to find information successfully.

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CONCORDAT SUCCESS

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 August, 2000

More than 60% of local authorities in England and Wales and all local authorities in Scotland have adopted the Enforcement Concordat, which provides a blueprint for fair, practical and consistent enforcement of regulations. The aim is to build a more co-operative relationship between local authorities in their role as enforcers of laws affecting issues such as fair trading, health and safety and food safety, and the local businesses and organisations they oversee.In the longer term, this should reduce the need for local authorities to undertake prosecutions or other formal action, as the enforcers work to prevent the offence in the first place. The Government has been encouraged by how many councils have signed up to the voluntary agreement, as a sign of willingness to remain business-friendly at the same time as maintaining key consumer protections. The Concordat’s principles are found at www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/regulation

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