Amazing what you hear in a lift, and KU’s Dear Leader will not be best pleased. According to coffee-break gossip across parts of Uni admin, somebody heard two members of the Senior Leadership Team (who’ll remain nameless for now, to spare their blushes) slagging off Spiersy behind his back and laughing about what he calls his ‘People Impact’ plans. Think about that: that’s two members of the SLT, who often sit with the V.C. in meetings, being nice and loyal to him to his face, then back-stabbing him and ridiculing him in private.
What did they find so amusing? The V.C. has allegedly been boasting to whoever will listen that the ‘refashioning’ of professional and support services will BOTH reduce and enhance the service. He will not listen to any evidence that says otherwise, even though there’s plenty of it. No wonder members of his own team have serious doubts. But they are too gutless to say so. Pathetic, really.