Academic journal article Manager

Management? It's Not What You Think

Academic journal article Manager

Management? It's Not What You Think

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MANAGEMENT? IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel Published by FT Prentice Hall ISBN: 978 0 273 71967 0 132 pages. Paperback RRP (UK) £19.99

Early in the book tall' is added to a composite list of management qualities. In many ways, this decision sets the tone for what is to follow. It sums up an approach which continues throughout the remainder of the book, which is fun to read, but nevertheless insightful and incisive. There is a mixing of ideas from many managers and the work of a range of management writers.

We are treated to a review of what managers do and dont dol Right from the start, we are left in little doubt that a perfect manager is unlikely to exist.

The book is filled with quotes like...

If you want to uncover someone's flaws, marry them or else work for them."

"Senior managers aren't cooks; they are ingredients."

...items like Grossman's misquote. …

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