Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not
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Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not is the first book to show how and why so much of today's business advice is flawed, and how managers and executives can better evaluate advice given to their firms
Practitioners and scholars agree that businesses in the coming millennium will be managed diffe...more
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published (first published January 13th 1999)
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Jurgen Appelo
Some very good insights about management advice that is too abstract, and differences between espoused theories and theories-in-use. But I didn't like the long analyses of interviews. And some ideas (such as model I vs model II, and requiring causality) seem too simplistic to me.
André Heijstek
Uitstekend boek dat helder maakt dat we heel snel werken met een "espoused theory": een manier van werken die we uitdragen, en een "theory in use": een theorie die we zelf toepassen. En helaas zijn beide theorieën vaak niet hetzelfde ;-(
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Chris Argyris is a director of elite strategy consulting firm, the Monitor Group, and is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School.

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