Tory County Council leader Dr Andrew Povey says bullying is a valid management technique.

July 30, 2009 10:30 PM

One of the criticisms levelled at the Council by interim Chief Executive Michael Frater was of bullying carried out by both Members and Officers.

BullyingIn an interview with the Surrey Mirror reported today, our new County Council leader Dr Andrew Povey asserted the widely discredited myth that "It is a delicate balancing act between being a tough manager and a bully".

Bullying is nothing to do with tough management, it is bad management. Bullies are deeply insecure people, lacking management skills who bully to hide their own shortcomings.

County Councillor for Reigate Central asked "How can the Council hope to eliminate bullying if our leader cannot tell the difference"?