Mangement Techniques

Where I work it’s all very nicey nicey. Which makes for a nice place to work. But sometimes I wonder whether it’s the best way of getting the best out of people. This clip inspired me to think about alternative styles of motivation…

(From Glengarry Glen Ross – contains very strong language)

I’m wondering if this style of management would work in the creative industries? I’m sure it’d work for motivating new business teams. But I’m pretty sure it could be modified slightly to get creative people to come up with more and better ideas too. Just need to figure out some new acronyms… And get a massive watch… Oh and earn a million dollars last year… And drive a BMW…

Ah, forget it.

6 thoughts on “Mangement Techniques”

  1. Have you seen the film? It’s good. I think it’s running as a play at the moment too.

  2. I have seen it, but a while ago. I’ve stuck it on my Amazon Rentals list though – I think it needs another viewing.

  3. Its all a bit too close to home. This isnt an acronym as such but the cheesiest sales phrase Ive heard has got to be “Your phone is your cash machine”

  4. As I’m probably the only person you know who has successfully completed Pat Weymes’ “Win-Win Training” as taught to me by a previous IBM Gold salesperson called Dr Mike Kearsley, I’m not sure my most used closing line “What would it take to get the sale from you today” would work in our industry.

    If you fancy it though you can do the training online:
    Check it out: http://www.winwinselling.com/audio_courses.html

    As Mike once told me “Alexander, an investment in yourself is never a waste”.

    And I’ve probably still got a shiny grey Burton’s suit around somewhere if you want it.

  5. Its all a bit too close to home. This isnt an acronym as such but the cheesiest sales phrase Ive heard has got to be “Your phone is your cash machine”

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