Management? It's Not What You Think!

 Management? It's Not What You Think!

Authors: Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, Joseph Lampel
Pub Date: September 2010
Print Edition: $22.00
Print ISBN: 9780814416846
Page Count: 192
Format: Hardback

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

MANAGEMENT MOSAIC

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

CHAPTER 2

MANAGEMENT OF MEANING

Problems, problems, problems. Raymond Smullyan 25

Accenture’s next champion of waffle words. Lucy Kellaway 25

Mana-gems 27

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

CHAPTER 3

MISLEADING MANAGEMENT

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

CHAPTER 4

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

CHAPTER 5

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

CHAPTER 6

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

CHAPTER 7

METAMORPHOSING MANAGEMENT

‘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

CHAPTER 8

MANAGING MODESTLY

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

Index 127

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