A small plastic stick that upper management will carry around if they work in a job that requires a lot of cleaning/janitorial work. The stick is ineffective but looks impressive. They only can use it to grab small pieces of trash. Much less useful than a broom or a dustpan.
It is a way for upper management to claim they are "working with the employees" but doesn't make them do much work.
When I see the general manager wielding his manager stick, I wonder how many other people can see through the facade.
The ability of executives, supervisors, or members of management to attract female employees ranked below them simply by being their superiors.
Grant: Did you see that smokin' hot intern Brian hooked up with?
Jim: Yah. Brian's the boss. He's got the manager stick.