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Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

by Mintzberg, Henry

Publisher:Berrett-Koehler Publishers



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Paperback. Pub Date: August. 2005 Pages: 464 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Thirty YEARS ago Mintzberg's bestseller of The Nature of Managerial Work sought to to dispel myths the myths of the disconnected overly analytical Manager by observing a week in the lives of five Chief executives. In a sense. Managers Not MBAs is the sequel. delving as it does into current practice and the need for developing much better managers. The book examines what is wrong with both management education and management itself. and how both could be changed. Mintzberg explores the concept of management as a practice blending craft (experience) with art (insight) and some science (analysis). Conventional education in this realm. he says. encourages a calculating approach by overemphasizing the science. and a heroic approach by overstressing the art. Mintzberg argues instead for training balanced. dedicate...

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