seagull manager

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A manager who comes into the workplace or office only on occasion, especially when a problem arises or to criticize or critique employees.

Etymology:

  • 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."
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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