Book Managing / Henry Mintzberg.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number HD31 .M456 2009
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576753408 1576753409
Series title: BK business book
Extent: xii, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Mintzberg offers a new view of theory and practice of effective management . Peter Drucker put management on the map. Leadership has since pushed it off. But "instead of distinguishing managers from leaders," Henry Mintzberg writes, "we should be seeing managers as leaders, and leadership as management practiced well." Mintzberg aims to restore management to its proper place. To gain an accurate picture of management as practiced rather as preached, Mintzberg watched twenty-nine different managers work a typical day. He shows that managers cannot be the reflective, systematic planners idealized in most management books -- realities like unrelenting pace, frequent interruptions, and dizzying variety of activity make that impossible. He outlines a new model of management: not a list of tasks but a dynamic process in which managers accomplish their purpose working through information, people, and direct action. He describes various roles managers adopt to function on these three planes, emphasizing they must work on all of three simultaneously, determining the balance best suited to their specific situation. Management is not a profession, "it is a practice" he writes, "learned primarily through experience, and rooted in context." Mintzberg looks at varieties of managing experience. He identifies twelve factors that influence managing, highlighting ones truly important and offers an illuminating typology of different approaches to management -- what he calls postures of managing. He provides insightful ways of dealing with most vexing conundrums managers face, and pulls everything together to offer a comprehensive picture of managerial effectiveness, an approach he calls "engaged management." This is authoritative and revealing book written about what managers do, how they do it, and how they can have the greatest impact--Publisher's description.
Preface -- A note to the reader -- 1. Managing ahead -- 2. The dynamics of managing -- 3. A model of managing -- 4. The untold varieties of managing -- 5. The inescapable conundrums of managing -- 6. Managing effectively. -- Appendix. Eight days of managing.