‘Leading UK managers would agree with the growing body of evidence that suggests we could benefit from sharpening up our management skills so that we can reach our full potential,’ said Hewitt.
She had clearly been watching The Office and was intent on aping David Brent’s famed motivational techniques. With US corporates hit by scandal after scandal in recent months you could be forgiven for thinking that choosing a US business guru to lead a government review of UK management practices is at best insensitive and at worst ill-advised.
The public’s feelings on the government ‘slavishly’ following the US’s every lead – whether it’s over industry regulation or a war on Iraq – are mixed to say the least.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements