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What do senior managers do?

George Boak (Independent Consultant in management training and development)
Colin Martin (Part‐time Lecturer in the Flexible Management Learning Centre in Newcastle Business School)
David Thompson (Head of the Flexible Management Learning Centre)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 February 1997



Reports the findings of a small survey of senior managers carried out by Newcastle Business School in early 1996. The aim of the survey was to help to indicate any needs of senior managers that might be met by business schools. The results indicate that many senior managers: are currently engaged in bringing about radical changes, including changes to company missions, changing company culture and significant reorganizations; and gain their most valuable learning and development, relevant to their job, from activities within their own team, and from managing new projects and networking with customers. Only one in three senior managers spent more than five days in the last year on off‐the‐job training and development, and one in three had spent no time at all.



Boak, G., Martin, C. and Thompson, D. (1997), "What do senior managers do?", Career Development International, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 6-10.




Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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