Who leads an anarchy? LO29164

From: Alan Cotterell (acotrel@cnl.com.au)
Date: 09/11/02

Replying to LO29159 --

Dear Jan, As a manager I always made sure my 'subordinates' had sufficient
information to self-manage their work situation. That's not to say I
wouldn't immediately take control in an emergency (you don't do TQM with
your emergency services).

The big secret is to be proactive, and plan for crises, not manage on an
ad hoc/crisis management basis.

Incidently, the 'siege of Sidney Street' occurred in London in about
1911(?), when 'anarchists' were surrounded in a building by police under
the control of Winston Churchill. The police set fire to the building to
flush them out. Several were killed. It was a reaction of the British
establishment to a revolutionary group.

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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