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is a term used to describe a management style
Management styles are characteristic ways of making decisions and relating to subordinates.This idea was further developed by Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H...
of interacting with employees only when a problem arises, making hasty decisions about things they have little understanding of, then leaving others to deal with the mess they leave behind. The term became popular through a joke in Ken Blanchard
Kenneth Hartley Blanchard is an American author and management expert. His book The One Minute Manager has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages...
's 1985 book Leadership and the One Minute Manager
: "Seagull managers fly in, make a lot of noise, dump on everyone, then fly out." (p. 38)