At the Helm (Mr Gross)

Leading on from my last blog post, another major idea explored wittily in Memorandum is leadership and management. What is good leadership? Who makes a good boss? Is it a person with ideas s/he is willing to drive through at any price, or one with emotional intelligence and an empathy with his/her employees? Linked to this, should the leader carry the weight of responsibility for everything that happens in his/her organisation – even the things of which s/he is unaware? (Should s/he be unaware of anything – or is that a weakness…?) Mr Gross, the Managing Director – as he often announces – has to grapple with these questions and more during the events of the play. He certainly has a busy few days!

Memorandum Rehearsal 11th April 2015 470 Memorandum Rehearsal 11th April 2015 560 Memorandum Rehearsal 11th April 2015 191 Memorandum Rehearsal 12th April 2015 028 Memorandum Rehearsal 12th April 2015 038

One thought on “At the Helm (Mr Gross)

  1. One of the things I personally resonate with is Ballas’s promotion to Director and then lack of confidence once he’s there. There’s a nice poem by Roger McGough that sums this up:

    I wanna be the leader
    I wanna be the leader
    Can I be the leader?
    Can I? I can?
    Promise? Promise?
    Yippee I’m the leader
    I’m the leader

    OK what shall we do?

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