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Friday
Dec162011

Managing


4 out of 5 stars.

by Henry Mintzberg, Prentice Hall, UK, 2011, RRP $24.95

“One damn thing after another.” For many a manager, that tidily sums up what they do.

It’s a quote from one of twenty-nine managers Henry Mintzberg studied in putting this book together. It’s simple title: Managing.

As pithy as that quote might sound, it will ring a realistic bell with a lot of people. Strategy, analysis and leadership models play a big role in business theories.

But in reality, it’s day-to-day action that defines their job. It’s also at the core of the author’s critique of management theory and practice.

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