How To Get Ahead: My Guru - Vivienne Eka, agency sales executive at the Financial Times, nominates Andrew Skarzynski, the FT’s agency sales manager

Vivienne Eka is not being sycophantic when she identifies her boss, Andy Skarzynski, as her guru. It turns out that Skarzynski, who recently switched to the agency sales role from client sales, has a genuine talent for motivating staff.

Vivienne Eka is not being sycophantic when she identifies her boss,

Andy Skarzynski, as her guru. It turns out that Skarzynski, who recently

switched to the agency sales role from client sales, has a genuine

talent for motivating staff.



’Andy is professional and expects you to be good at your job, but he’s

also approachable and understands that there are outside pressures.



’He makes his staff feel as if he’s a friend as well as a manager, so

you don’t want to compromise his position. You also feel you can trust

him. He’s achieved something that is often quite difficult in this

industry, which is to be respected but also well liked.’



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