It's Not What You Think!

Book - 2010
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Thomas Nelson
What exactly do managers do? Leading business figures come together in Management? It's Not What You Think! to get readers thinking in new ways about the practice of management. This irreverent and highly relevant book will inspire managers of all types, spark debate, and renew their passion and interest in doing what they do best... managing.

Book News
Mintzberg (management studies, McGill U., Canada) et al. collect about 40 short articles, tips, quotes, and pieces of advice that challenge conventional ideas about management. The pieces address topics relating to the roles of managers, how words are used and misused in managing, problems with leadership, myths and popular maxims in the field, management education, creating change, and how to manage more effectively. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell Publishing
A lot 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 including 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 management 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.

Publisher: New York : AMACOM, c2010
ISBN: 9780814416846
Characteristics: x, 132 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ahlstrand, Bruce W.
Lampel, Joseph


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