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A lot of things have been said about management over the years: that it's an art, not a science; that it's a science, filled with "best practices" and systematic steps anyone can use to get great results; that it's the fuel that powers successful organizations. Only one thing is for sure: there is no one, easy definition of whatever it is that managers do! Henry Mintzberg, ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by AMACOM/American Management Association (first published July 28th 2010)
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Feb 17, 2011 josh rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all managers
Recommended to josh by: saw it on the shelf @ UAPL
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i found this book to be a well put together collection of new and classic articles on theories related to management and how so much of what we've been taught as managers and what it means to be a leader is wrong. while taking a commonsense approach to management, mintzberg chose a great variety of readings that highlight the absurdity of things done in the business world and points to the lack of evidence for virtually all of them.
insightful.. critical.. new way of thinking
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Professor Henry Mintzberg, OC , OQ , Ph.D. , D.h.c. , FRSC (born September 2, 1939) is an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management. He is currently the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he has been teaching since 1968, after earning his Master's degree in Management ...more
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