Alot 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, one of today’s most respected and controversial thinkers on management, has joined forces with other leading business figures to provide a provocative and unusual mix of writing on management. Management? It’s Not What You Think! gets readers thinking as they never have before about the practice of management. Readers will find differing perspectives and plenty of food for thought—on topics in clud ing management terminology and buzz words; myths and maxims; MBAs; management fads; leadership; strategy; and much more.
Presenting articles, book and journal excerpts, letters, web selections, and musings, these pieces will have readers pondering, laughing, and sometimes even crying (for poor old manage ment itself!). This irreverent, highly relevant, and insightful book will inspire managers of all types, spark debate, and renew their passion and interest in doing what they do best… managing.
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Henry Mintzberg (Montreal, Canada) is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and the winner of awards from the most prestigious academic and practitioner institutions in management. He was ranked in the top ten in the Wall Street Journal’s list of influential business thinkers.
Bruce Ahlstrand (Toronto, Canada) is a professor of management at Trent University in Ontario.
Joseph Lampel (London, England) is a professor of strategy at Cass Business School, City University London.Contenuti:
The manager as orchestra conductor. Peter Drucker, Sune Carlson and Leonard Sayles 5
Management: be careful what you think. Henry Mintzberg 6
What Management says and what managers do. Albert Shapero 15
Management and magic. Martin I. Gimpl and Stephen R. Dakin 18
MANAGEMENT OF MEANING
Problems, problems, problems. Raymond Smullyan 25
Accenture’s next champion of waffle words. Lucy Kellaway 25
Subject: new element for Periodic Table 29
PowerPoint is evil. Edward Tufte 29
Planning as public relations. Henry Mintzberg 32
The opposite of a profound truth is also true. Richard Farson 33
Systematic buzz word generator. Lew Gloin 35
There are no leaders, there is only leadership. Richard Farson 39
Conversations from the corner office. John Mackey talks with Kai Ryssdal 41
A star executive does not make a company. John Kay 44
Rules for being a heroic leader. Henry Mintzberg 46
A descent in the dark. R.R. Reno 47
Leadership and communityship. Henry Mintzberg 48
MYTHS OF MANAGING
Outsourcing the outsourcers 55
Spotting management fads. Danny Miller and Jon Hartwick 55
Musings on management. Henry Mintzberg 58
To err is human. Spyros G. Makridakis 67
CEOs: some gamblers. Henry Mintzberg 69
MAXIMS OF MANAGING
Laws and rules: from A to Z 73
Parkinson’s law. Cyril Northcote Parkinson 75
Maxims in need of a makeover. Justin Ewers 77
Why most managers are plagiarists. Lucy Kellaway 81
MASTERS OF MANAGING?
Managers not MBAs. Henry Mintzberg 87
Harvard’s masters of the apocalypse. Philip Delves Broughton 91
Games business schools play. Andrew J. Policano 94
‘Change management’ is an oxymoron. Jim Clemmer 99
Senior managers aren’t cooks, they’re ingredients. David K. Hurst 100
Staying on track. Anon 100
Backing into a brilliant strategy. Richard Pascale 101
A modern parable. Anon 104
Wither our wiki, worldly, wounded world? Jonathan Gosling 105
Crafting strategy. Henry Mintzberg 107
Ye gods, what do I do now? Ian Hamilton 113
A long overdue letter to the board. Henry Mintzberg 113
Here’s an idea: let everyone have ideas. William C. Taylor 115
Managing quietly. Henry Mintzberg 118
Managing without managers. Ricardo Semler 122
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