Bedtime Stories For Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership . . . Welcome, Engaging Management

February 5, 2019|
Bedtime Stories For Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership . . . Welcome, Engaging Management by Henry Mintzberg
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In forty-two succinct, surprising essays, legendary scholar Henry Mintzberg 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.) Henry Mintzberg 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. Mintzberg writes, "Just try not to be outraged by anything you read, because some of my most outrageous ideas turn out to be my best. They just take a while to become obvious."
Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, the winner of awards from the most prestigious academic and practitioner institutions in management (Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management, Association of Management Consulting Firms, and others), and the recipient of twenty honorary ...
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Title:Bedtime Stories For Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership . . . Welcome, Engaging Management
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:200 pages, 8.51 X 5.51 X 0.51 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.51 X 5.51 X 0.51 in
Published:February 5, 2019
Publisher:Berrett-koehler
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781523098781

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