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News: CEO changes at NRL clubs and the blueprint

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>The forced resignation of Manly chief executive Grant Mayer last week revealed the ugly side of football politics, and illustrated how a club shouldn't operate. Scattered through the NRL are examples of how board structures and club cultures play a key role in the success of club's on the field.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4023-ceo-changes-at-nrl-clubs-and-the-blueprint.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Interesting perspective into the public boardroom saga, and how it might be stopped structurally - if the will to stop it is there.
     
  3. kingyfan

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    We now have the most politically correct board.

    I doubt that it will change Penn and Delmege though.
     
  4. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    I didn't read the article to be about being politically correct. I read it to be primarily about managing the media - having all club contact with the media coming through one point, with one voice.

    That principle made huge sense to me if you're sick of the media manufacturing stories at the expense of the reputations of the club and the individuals in it, and pitting one Manly person against another, like currently happens, and I imagine Manly are sick of. How can any individual be accountable for the public image of the club if every man and his dog is quoted in the media, like currently happens.

    Pretty simple really if all parties can commit to a new policy.
     
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    You are right Rex - it is exactly what Grant was saying. He should have been the single point for all media contact. It looks like a lot of bridge building has started at Manly and I can only feel optimistic about the future. The new faces are a gigantic step towards allowing parties to work together. The new CEO appointment will be crucial and deep down I hope it is someone with roots to Manly and preferably someone who has not been too close to the current group of directors, maybe someone who is passionate but working in another sporting code.
     

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