In case NHS managers were in any doubt as to whether the public spending pressures were their fault, a press release last week blamed the recession on “shocking management skills and standards”.

But luckily the Chartered Management Institute, which issued the release, also has the answer, in the form of an online test that reveals one’s celebrity management style.

Comparethemanager.com - not to be confused with another comparison website - asks 12 questions to see whether your management style is more Richard Branson or Alan Sugar. End Game was disappointed to discover it is most like Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden - the mean one. Still, at least it wasn’t Simon Cowell.