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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 1 edition (17 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027374562X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273745624
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and winner of awards from the most prestigious practitioner and academic institutions in management (Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management, Association of Management Consulting Firms, and others.) He is the author of fifteen books, including Managing, Managers Not MBAs, Strategy Safari, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, and Mintzberg on Management. For more information on his activities, visit www.mintzberg.org and www.CoachingOurselves.com.

"Perhaps the world's premier management thinker". Tom Peters

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WINNER CMI MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR — IF YOU ONLY READ ONE MANAGEMENT BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT MANAGING BY HENRY MINTZBERG.

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“When it comes to management, Mintzberg’s opinion matters.”

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“One of the most original minds in management.”

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“Tackles the most important issues of management practice head-on.”

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This landmark book by one of the world’s leading business thinkers is about managing, pure if not simple. It tackles the big questions managers everywhere face, such as:

  • How is anyone supposed to think, let alone think ahead, in this frenetic job?

  • Are leaders really more important than managers?

  • Is email destroying management practice?

  • Are managers the only ones who can, or should, manage?

  • How are managers supposed to connect when the very nature of their job disconnects them from what they are managing?

  • How can you manage it when you can’t reliably measure it?

MANAGINGMAKES SENSE OF WHAT MIGHT BE THE WORLD’S MOST IMORTANT JOB.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stan Felstead - Interchange Resources on 6 Jan. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Few if any writers get close to what managing is really about as Mintzberg does in this book. If you are looking for an insight into the "real world" of the manager, this book is worth reading.

The thoughtful and considered way that the author gets his points across is a contrast to the analytical style/MBA orientation of Business schools. For example he devotes space to dealing with the performance management culture, so dominant over the past 10-12 years, and its drawbacks.

Mintzberg sets out a comprehensive model of management practices. His model describes three planes that represent where managing takes place, these are:

* The information plane.

* The people plane.

* The action plane.

The last chapter - "managing effectively" brings together a lot of good quality material, from the book into a framework for management effectiveness. (Page 200) This provides a guide that you can apply in your existing or future contexts.

This framework is the basis for the " International Masters in Practising Management." If I was able to have my time again, I would certainly attend this programme.

I have personally - extensively used Mintzbergs work/ideas, for example in designing and running a wide range of management short courses and management development/qualification programmes, for large numbers of managers. I found that delegates, gave the application of his ideas/approach to their own situations a very positive reception.

This book revisits his original work - "The nature of managerial work" - 1973 - which a lot of people, believe has withstood the passage of time and is still very relevant today. This update of his earliar material, is based on a sample of 29 managers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 Feb. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Managing, believes scholar Henry Mintzberg, is different from leading. To study which skills are essential to good management, Mintzberg spent an entire day one-on-one with 29 managers from different kinds of organizations and from different sectors - including banking, retail, filmmaking, government, nonprofits and healthcare. Mintzberg looked at managers who worked in the executive suites as well as on the front lines. He learned that although managers differ considerably in their activities, the skills they need are surprisingly similar. Although quite general and not entirely new, getAbstract recommends this comprehensive guide to managers, executive placement experts, consultants, students and others who wish to get back to basics and to develop the traits essential to becoming an effective, able manager.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Lloyd on 21 Feb. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Mintzberg is one the leading global authorities on management. (If not the global authority.) Originally he undertook a doctoral thesis (in 1973) on The Nature of Managerial Work; and he has continued his original and pro-active research into managing and strategy over the past decades, with a prolific list of readable and relevant publications to his name. This book brings together that vast experience.

This book is structured around a study of the context and approaches of 29 managers undertaken at their places of work, building on his previous work in the area. He has a remarkable way of combining practical observation with theoretical underpinning and the result is a remarkably insightful survey of the realities of managing in the world of today. (Although, at times, perhaps not critical enough about what is happening in practice and why?)

The final chapters consider the challenging of managing, outlining his preferred route to the development of management skills being through exchanging, and reflecting on, sharing experiences rather than by traditional `chalk and talk' and case-study teaching. (A combination of the two can be useful too?) Again this is a combination of practice and theory, which he has implemented as well as written about.

This is a very well presented book, by a generally accepted world authority, that allows readers to focus on the key points through high-lighted sections. His approach is rigorous (in many ways academic but very readable) and well supported by notes, bibliography and a useful index. (Two reservations would be that we increasingly need an even greater emphasis on a global perspective and even greater attention to the role and importance of values.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Newton on 29 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I can't help but like this book. Mintzberg has original and helpful views on all sorts of aspects of management. He has an easy and engaging style of making sometimes quite profound points. But there is always a light hearted touch lurking below serious points. I have no doubt that this is an important book for anyone interested in management.

The main drawback is that this is written from the viewpoint of an academic studying management, rather than a practising manager. I have no problem with that in principle - but the sample size used to base his opinions is very small (a few days with a few managers). Any practising manager who has worked for several companies will have a significantly larger sample of experience to draw on. Nevertheless, he does draw many original insights which are counter to much of prevailing wisdom on management - and they are, in my opinion, right. Another advantage is the lack of US bias which so many management books suffer from. (I have no problem with using US examples, but not only US examples).

The book starts very well, although I do not think it holds attention all the way to the end.
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