On Thursday business managers got an insight into the motivational skills...
On Thursday business managers got an insight into the motivational skills of the man with the top job in English football as Sven spoke to an audience in Harrogate about his method of management...
Delegates from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development do not all have to cope with the pressures he faces - intense public scrutiny, media debate and millionaire employees - but principles of good management remain true in any walk of life.
In sharing his tips for building team spirit, Sven revealed his watchword is 'respect' - and every member of the England operation is expected to show it to others, from the big-name star strikers to the kitman and the bus driver.
New research shows the Swede's leadership techniques being copied in workplaces across the country, with almost half of those questioned speaking of a trend away from autocratic management.
More businesses favour a consensual leadership. A survey of 2,000 workers and 250 human resource managers showed a change in management style in four out of five firms since the economic boom of the late 1990s.
Now only 13 per cent of organisations use autocratic management methods, down from 49 per cent three years ago.
On the theme of "how to get the best out of your people" Sven said that while he trusted his own judgment he was prepared to explain decisions and listen to suggestions.
"You should never be afraid of being criticised and don't expect you know everything," he said. "When you've got team spirit players aren't afraid of coming to you and asking can we try this?'.
"There's great support in the team - you shouldn't be afraid of the boss. They should respect me as I respect them. If you don't have team spirit you can never win."
Sven admitted he "seldom screams" and his advice is "talk low, talk slow and don't say too much."