seagull manager

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The term became popular through a joke in Ken Blanchard's 1985 book Leadership and the One Minute Manager: "Seagull managers fly in, make a lot of noise, dump on everyone, then fly out."


seagull manager (plural seagull managers)

  1. (idiomatic, slang) A manager whose presence is rare and usually motivated by problems

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