May 12

Tesco chief on hunt for ‘thousands of leaders’

first_img Comments are closed. Successful companies have thousands of leaders, according to Terry Leahy, the chief executive of supermarket chain Tesco.Speaking at the Leaders in London conference, Leahy said there was no way Tesco executives could micro-manage 325,000 employees across the globe. “We don’t want one leader, we want thousands,” he said. “One in 10 staff are always being targeted for training and promotion.”Leahy said employees are looking for four things at work, which Tesco strives to achieve: an interesting job, respect from others, a chance to progress, and a good manager. “If staff recognise we are doing our best for them, then they will do their best for us,” he said.While admitting that Tesco could not afford a rigid “Anglo-Saxon” view across all its businesses, Leahy said it had to have a clear and consistent framework.Tesco last month reported that its half-year profits had surged 28 per cent to a record 805m. Leahy revealed that the success could partly be attributed to professor Robert Kaplan’s ‘Balanced Scorecard’ approach to management through a system known as the ‘Steering Wheel’.Tesco’s version of the approach, devised in a Harvard Business School review article in 1992, divides the business into four sections. Managers are asked to monitor their customers, operations, staff and finances using a ‘traffic light’ system where green indicates that targets are being met, and red indicates a problem. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Tesco chief on hunt for ‘thousands of leaders’By News Staff on 26 Oct 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

August 26

Giants score three runs in ninth to beat Dodgers

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousThe Dodgers’ Justin Turner follows through on a swing during Monday’s Cactus League game against the Giants at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Turner drove in the Dodgers’ only run with a sacrifice fly. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner #10 during the first inning of a spring training game as catcher Rene Rivera #18 of the San Francisco Giants looks on at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsGLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a ball into the stands during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Daniel Castro #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a backhanded play on a ground ball during the third inning of a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Yangervis Solarte #22 of the San Francisco Giants looks back at first base after being the first out of a double play started by Daniel Castro #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws his bat after striking out during the second inning of a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers signs autographs prior to a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks to the dugout prior to a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Tony Gonsolin #84 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Tony Gonsolin #84 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Justin Turner follows through on a swing during Monday’s Cactus League game against the Giants at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Turner drove in the Dodgers’ only run with a sacrifice fly. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 10The Dodgers’ Justin Turner follows through on a swing during Monday’s Cactus League game against the Giants at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Turner drove in the Dodgers’ only run with a sacrifice fly. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)ExpandTHE GAME: A bases-loaded double in the ninth inning by Joey Bart, the Giants’ first-round draft pick, broke a tie and lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Tony Gonsolin retired the first nine Giants batters in order, striking out three. Gonsolin was voted the Dodgers’ Minor-League Pitcher of the Year last season. … Left-hander Caleb Ferguson gave up singles to the first two batters he faced. A run scored on a double play. Ferguson went two innings. … Stetson Allie and Luis Vasquez combined to walk the bases loaded in the ninth before Vasquez gave up the double to Bart.HITTING REPORT: The Dodgers were held to three hits Monday. All three were doubles. … Joc Pederson led off the bottom of the first with a double and scored the Dodgers’ only run on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner. … Daniel Castro and Alex Verdugo also doubled. … Max Muncy was 0 for 3 with a strikeout and is now batting .192 for the spring. … Chris Taylor struck out three times and is batting .185 this spring.BACK FIELDS: Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen pitched an inning against a team of Giants Double-A players. He gave up three hits including a two-run home run by the Giants’ 2017 first-round draft pick Heliot Ramos. … Left-hander Rich Hill pitched into the fifth inning in another game against Giants minor-leaguers. He gave up a run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven. … Corey Seager took three at-bats in the minor-league game all against left-hander Conner Menez. Seager grounded out to second, flew out to center and took a called third strike. UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off Tuesday. Dodgers (RHP Ross Stripling) vs. White Sox (TBD), Wednesday 7 p.m. PT, Camelback Ranch, SportsNet LA and AM 570Related Articlescenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more