Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and a frequent lecturer at universities and forums the world over. His work has earned awards from the most prestigious institutions in management, including the Harvard Business Review, the Academy of Management and the Association of Management Consulting Firms. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Nature of Managerial Work, Managers not MBAs, The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Mintzberg on Management. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at ESADE (Barcelona).
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Henry Mintzberg, one of the top ten most influential management thinkers according to the Wall Street Journal, discusses what managers do, how they do it and how they can do better, speaking from direct observation and first-hand experience with professional managers across different industries, settings and posts.
This highly discerning account of the daily work of management addresses the major issues and how to deal with recurring dilemmas, covers the intense dynamics and extremely broad range of management jobs and provides pointers for becoming a more effective manager.
If Mintzberg is right that “we should be seeing managers as leaders, and leadership as management practiced well,” all readers will find in this book a clear picture of today’s most challenging profession.
“Perhaps the world’s premier management thinker.”
“One of the most original minds in management.”
“Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.”