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|Monday, 6 December 1999|
|This Nut's Weekly gives you the opportunity to know your boss a bit better. Lots of managers are still a bit linked to their roots. Their old profession still shines through their current actions. Study your boss a bit and choose one of the following profiles:|
|Looks||Wears the latest fashion, hot suits, dark blue or black, with a quality shirt underneath.
Drives a shining lease car.
|A short sleeved shirt.
Wears tie and jacket only if really necessary.
Drives a quality car.
|character||Full of initiative, risk taker, leading, sensitive for status and fame||Creative, sensitive for quality products|
|career||Job hopper, entered the company by selling himself well as manager||Got promoted over the years to own level of incompetence and got stuck|
|how to increase profit||Attract more customers, increase revenue||Quality improvement, increase price|
|Weak Points||Fails to see operational capacity problems||Fails to see social problems among employees|
|Looks||Wears an outfit from last year's sale.
Dull, unobtrusive colours.
Cycles to work but claims travel expenses, by public transport second class, well within all rules
|Casual, with an occasional tie or bow tie.
Arrives by public transport, as that is an opportunity to meet interesting people.
|character||avoids risks, accurate, follower, loves "filled forms"||Primary focuses on people, relations, gossip|
|career||Fell upwards over the years due to lack of weight||Requested to apply by management friends|
|how to increase profit||Cost cutting, no matter what it takes||Team spirit, a joint effort|
|Weak Points||troublesome communication with artistic, creative employees. Bad in unexpected situations.||A much too positive view of the world. Plays down problems until the pitcher comes home broken.|
|Have fun categorising your boss into one of the above profiles.|
· January 2000
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