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"Pekar med hela handen"

English translation: rewriting: authoritarian leadership/manager

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16:49 Apr 1, 2007
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management / Management style
Swedish term or phrase: "Pekar med hela handen"
I am translating a paper about management styles and wondered if anyone knows any equivalent english phrase for this? It is used in a list of characteristics for a certain type of manager
Russell Mattinson
Local time: 18:31
English translation:rewriting: authoritarian leadership/manager
Explanation:
Militaries (are said to) point with their whole hand to avoid any potential confusion, regarding the meaning/direction.

It is used metaphorically to indicate authoritarian leadership, rather than democratic/consensus leadership styles.
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Mårten Sandberg
Local time: 18:31
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Thanks for your help Mårten!
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4rewriting: authoritarian leadership/manager
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rewriting: authoritarian leadership/manager


Explanation:
Militaries (are said to) point with their whole hand to avoid any potential confusion, regarding the meaning/direction.

It is used metaphorically to indicate authoritarian leadership, rather than democratic/consensus leadership styles.

Mårten Sandberg
Local time: 18:31
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