'We Can Not Allow a Yes Man to Take over from This Man' Opposition to Idea of Downgrading Role

The Journal (Newcastle, England), August 24, 2012 | Go to article overview

'We Can Not Allow a Yes Man to Take over from This Man' Opposition to Idea of Downgrading Role


Byline: Dan Warburton

THE next head of the North's flagship council could be a "yes man" if moves to downgrade the post go ahead, it was claimed last night.

Confidential papers will go before Newcastle City Council's constitutional committee next month proposing a string of options for appointing a new chief executive at Newcastle City Council.

Among the options is a move to alter the responsibilities available to the organisation's most senior officer and re-define the position, a decision already implemented in other parts of the country.

But Lib Dem group leader David Faulkner last night criticised any plans by the Labour administration to replace veteran council worker Barry Rowland with a less experienced chief who would have less control over the how the organisation operates.

It is believed that any replacement could be forced to take a 10% pay cut on the pounds 165,000 salary given to Mr Rowland, a father-of-four from County Durham who joined the council in 1979.

Mr Faulkner said that the council would struggle to fill the role should they downgrade the position and take away key powers.

He said: "If they want a chief executive who will follow the instructions of political administration rather than a proper chief executive, they may struggle to find someone who wants the job.

"Of course the politicians must lead, but you have to have a senior management team who have experience and a general set of skills.

"You can't have a chief executive who is just a figurehead. They are responsible for managing 10,000 members of council staff."

He added: "If they want a yes man - or woman - they might struggle to find someone." An internal memo was sent to thousands of council workers on Wednesday detailing Mr Rowland's departure from the council after more than 30 years. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

'We Can Not Allow a Yes Man to Take over from This Man' Opposition to Idea of Downgrading Role
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.