Bedtime Stories for Managers, 1st Edition

  • Henry Mintzberg McGill University
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  • ISBN-10: 1523098805
  • ISBN-13: 9781523098804
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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In forty-two succinct, surprising essays, the author, a legendary scholar, brings management down from the clouds and onto solid ground. If you’re like most managers and things keep you up at night, now you can turn to a book that’s designed especially for you! But you won’t find talking rabbits or princesses here. (There is a cow, but it doesn’t jump.) The author has culled forty-two of the best posts from his widely read blog and turned them into a deceptively light, sneakily serious compendium of sometimes heretical reflections on management. The moral here is this: managers need to leave their castles and find out what’s actually going on in their kingdoms. And like real bedtime stories, these essays have metaphors galore. So prepare to grow strategies like weeds and organize like a cow. Discover the maestro myth of managing, find the soft underbelly of hard data, and learn why downsizing is bloodletting and your board should be a bee.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books by Henry Mintzberg.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Good Evening ….
2: Stories of Managing.
3: Stories of Organizing.
4: Stories of Analyzing.
5: Stories about Development.
6: Stories in Context.
7: Stories about Responsibility.
8: Stories for Tomorrow.
Other Backmatter.
Other Backmatter.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and professor of organizations at INSEAD in France. He was president of the Strategic Management Society and has received honorary degrees Université de Lausanne, Université de Genève, Université de Montréal, University of Lund and University of Venice. He holds an SM from MIT and a PhD from MIT¿s Sloan School of Management. His areas of expertise include general management, the process of strategic formation, the design of organizations as well as the impact of design on organizations, and ¿next generation¿ management education. He splits his time between a home in Montreal and one in Prague.