Henry Mintzberg’s Bedtime Stories for Managers

Leading Blog

Managing is not about sitting where you have become accustomed,” writes Mintzberg. “It’s Say “organization” and we see leadership. Good night. * * * Like us on Instagram and Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

Leadership Freak

** “Macro-leadership is just as bad as micro-management.” Henry Mintzberg. During our conversation, Mintzberg explained that, “It’s destructive to separate management from leadership. No buy in: Mintzberg believes that leaders focused on setting strategy and vision but who are removed from the front lines eventually develop a vision [.]. Leaders need to get their hands dirty.”

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Mintzberg’s Magic Wand

Leadership Freak

I asked Professor Henry Mintzberg, author of 140 articles and 13 books, “If you waved a magic wand over businesses, what would you change?” Mintzberg’s quiet voice disarms but he [.]. Author Humility Leading Managing Marks of leaders Mistakes Personal Growth Taking others higher business Leadership Leadership Development Management Organizational Development organizational success

Mintzberg on What’s Wrong with Management

Leadership Freak

Henry Mintzberg thinks modern management is off the tracks. Humility Interview Leading Managing Marks of leaders business Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success quotesWhile we spoke, I got the feeling if I asked what’s wrong with management he’d say practically everything. This from one of the most respected business thinkers in the world. He went so far as to say, “The problem in America isn’t the economy it’s management.” [.].

Mintzberg on Managing


Henry Mintzberg in this interview with McGill University’s Karl Moore talks his latest book, simply called Managing. Leadership management

Finding the Missing Link of Leadership

Leadership Freak

I’m still blown away by Henry Mintzberg’s one word of advice, “Connect.” Appreciation Communication Encouragement Influence Leading Listening Marks of leaders henry mintzberg Leadership Leadership Development leadership skills meaningful relationships Organizational Development word of adviceYou’re great at doing but are you great at connecting?

Forget Global – What Leaders Really Need Is A “Worldly” Perspective

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece from McGill Professor (and fellow Montrealer) Henry Mintzberg. Guest Posts communication leadership Management mindset perspectiveDo we need more globalization on this globe? How about more worldliness in this world?

35 Leadership Quotes from the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum

Leading Blog

Leadership should shift from hierarchy to hustle. The CEO needs to take up the leadership challenge to help others respond to that. Henry Mintzberg, Professor, McGill University. ? Leadership is a distributed capability throughout the organization.

Finding Real Leadership Power

Leadership Freak

Henry Mintzberg. Author Book Notes Feedback Humility Influence Leading Power Teams Trust arrogance Leadership Leadership Development organizational successHumility is real power, arrogance façade. 15 Ways to be an arrogant leader: Rush. Important” people don’t have enough time. Look serious. The more important you are the more serious you look. Detach. Arrogance comes from detachment.” Take calls or text during meetings. Now we know you’re important. Ooooo!

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Leadership Lessons from Christmas

Leadership Freak

It doesn’t matter, skeptic, doubter, or believer, the Christmas Story contains useful leadership lessons. If leadership is all about people then connecting is essential. When I asked Henry Mintzberg for his favorite word of advice, he said one word, “Connect.” Leading Marks of leaders Leadership Leadership DevelopmentConnect: Leaders connect. Who can’t connect with a baby?

Bedtime Stories For Managers

Eric Jacobson

Nights this month, unplug from your mobile phone and both enjoy and learn from Henry Mintzberg ’s 42 former blog posts compiled into his new book, Bedtime Stories for Managers. Leadership is a sacred trust earned from the respect of others. Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and author of fifteen books. Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Henry Mintzberg Leadership Management Managers

On Chemistry Sets and Pogo Sticks

Leadership Freak

This morning I thought of Henry Mintzberg again. Connect”… Continue reading → Influence Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership DevelopmentAbout six years ago I asked Henry to share the one piece of advice he most loves to share. He said one word, “Connect.”

5 Neglected Strategies to Connect with Others and Lead into the Future

Leadership Freak

Four years ago, I asked Henry Mintzberg for the word of advice he most frequently shares. Leadership in its fundamental form is… Continue reading → Curiosity Humility Leadership Development leadership successHis response is a guiding light. He said one word, “Connect.”

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for For Successful CEOs

Leadership Freak

Inspired by Henry Mintzberg.) Cigna… Continue reading → Health Leading Managing Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher weaknesses Communication Growth Leadership Development organizational successIf the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna.



The other day I was listening to an interview with Henry Mintzberg, legend in management thought. Mintzberg said a plethora of things I am still processing but one thing in particular struck me. Mintzberg said it quickly and then moved on, but my mind won’t let go as quickly as he did. Perhaps Mintzberg is right. Leadership management mintzberg strategy Micromanaging isn’t a dangerous as macroleading.”.

Management - Its not what you Think

CEO Blog

CEO Blog - Time Leadership Sunday, January 02, 2011 Management - Its not what you Think Management - Its Not What You Think is a book of articles edited and complied by Henry Mintzberg. Ian Hamilton "Managing without managers," Ricardo Semler The collection articles emphasize that Leadership is messy and there is no right answer. I call it CEO Blog - Time Leadership because of my keen interest in time.

How to Become a Leader Before You are One

Leadership Freak

Leadership is about practice more than theory. Every leadership behavior can be practiced as a volunteer in a not-for-profit organization. Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.” ” Henry Mintzberg […]. Humility Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher developing confidence Growth Leadership leadership behavior Leadership Development leadership development program

Expert Advice on Creating Connection: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Connecting the Dots Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak shares Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership. When Dan asked Henry Mintzberg for the advice he most frequently sharing with leaders and managers, he said one word, “Connect.” Related Stories 3 Unexpected Uses for Word Clouds: Leadership Style Unlikely Collaboration: The Secret to Success When Running Away is Running Toward. This month’s Frontline Festival sets a new record for submissions.

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LeadershipNow 140: December 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

5 Quotes That Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Leadership Storytelling by Esther Choy @LeaderStoryLab. Henry Mintzberg Doesn’t Mind Being The Rebel Of Management Theory by @profkjmoore. Leadership Self-Assessment: How Effective Are You?

Most Valuable Business Insights: 11-15

First Friday Book Synopsis

Leadership: In essence, leaders attract followers so that [.]. Bob's blog entries Albert Sloan Alexander Bill George collaboration Henry Chesbrough Henry Mintzberg James O’Toole’s The Executive's Compass Julius Caesar Larry Bossidy Lincoln Management?

25 Great Leadership Development Quotes

Great Leadership By Dan

There are a gazillion sites and books full of leadership quotes, so I’ve never been too inspired to duplicate what’s already out there. However, I did enjoy combing through all of those sites and picking out what I thought to be the 25 best leadership development quotes. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership.

Management vs Leadership is Dangerous Nonsense

Mike Cardus

I just read a GREAT blog post from John Hunter of Curious Cat Management – Leadership and Management. Having also written about my concern separating leadership from management. Management vs. Leadership. 10 Managerial Leadership Practices. Henry Mintzberg.

Book Review: Strategy Safari


Leadership requires strategy. Leadership book review mintzberg strategy But there is far more to strategy than just announcing where an organization is headed. The authors of Strategy Safari use the analogy of a syringe to explain this misconception. Where leaders believe it is solely their responsibility to fill a syringe with deliberate strategy and then inject it into the followers. What causes this misconception? Another analogy.

The GuruBook

Leading Blog

He has curated ideas from 45 internationally–known doers and thinkers on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and authentic leadership. Christian Ørsted: Authentic Leadership is Narcissism. J ONATHAN LAW created The GuruBook to change, refine, and enhance your thinking.

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

Leadership is Not Something We Accomplish by @StrategicMonk. Leadership Success: Think Balance Beam Not Mountain Top by @KateNasser. The Most Important Career Decision of Your Life: Stepping Up to Leadership from @DDIworld. The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis by @profhamel. Henry Mintzberg, the Anti-CEO , on The CEO Series radio show via @profkjmoore. Critical Periods for Leadership Growth via @ddiworld.

LeadershipNow 140: November 2012 Compilation

Leading Blog

Doing Leadership. Change and Continuity - Mintzberg And Kotter Agree - You Must Manage Both by @profkjmoore. Mike Henry Sr: Un-Acts of Leadership. From @CharlesSpecht: A list of top 50 leaders on leadership. Why Most Leadership Development Efforts Fail by @KevinEikenberry.

Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

Prahalad and Henry Mintzberg joined me as silent colleagues. Human Resources Leadership Gary Hamel Harvard John Kotter Mentoring Michael Porter Rosabeth Kanter Strategy

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The Strategy Book

Leading Blog

The tools include: SWOT analysis, Porter's 5 forces of competition, McKinsey's 7-S framework, BCG’s product portfolio matrix, Kim and Mauborgne's blue ocean, Kaplan and Norton's balanced scorecard, Mintzberg’s deliberate and emergent, Prahalad's bottom of the pyramid and twenty-one more. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. “Strategy is about shaping the future,” writes Max McKeown.

Why Good Managers Need To Power Down

Tanveer Naseer

I’m delighted to share this guest post from Henry Mintzberg and Peter Todd, one of the professors and Deans from m y alma mater, McGill University. In our leadership development programs at McGill University, we routinely remind executive attendees to slow down, step back, and reflect thoughtfully on their own experiences. Henry Mintzberg is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University.

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Why Good Managers Need To Power Down

Tanveer Naseer

I’m delighted to share this guest post from Henry Mintzberg and Peter Todd, one of the professors and Deans from m y alma mater, McGill University. In our leadership development programs at McGill University, we routinely remind executive attendees to slow down, step back, and reflect thoughtfully on their own experiences. Henry Mintzberg is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University.

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LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Forbes: Porter or Mintzberg – Whose View of Strategy is the most Relevant Today? RT @openinnovation3: The New Science of Leadership: An Interview with Margaret Wheatley. Tim Milburn: Leadership Starts With You. Free Membership at G5 Leadership.

How are leadership development programs contributing to a more balanced society?

Coaching Ourselves

Our co-founder Henry Mintzberg, has long been proclaiming this need for change. Unfortunately, in-house leadership programs in organizations have not caught up and are still focused on innovation, collaboration, and performance.

Management Excellence Book Review: Management? It’s Not What You Think

Management Excellence

by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel. Career Fresh Voices Leadership Leadership Skills Leading Change Life and Business Making Decisions Management Education Management Excellence Book Series Middle Management Organizational Transformation Performance Professional Growth Social Commentary Social Satire Strategy Surviving Lousy Leaders Book Reviews Irreverent Ideas About Management Management Essays

GILDAN Case Study : Using CoachingOurselves Globally

Coaching Ourselves

Gildan uses CoachingOurselves, the approach created by Henry Mintzberg and Phil LeNir, as part of their leadership development program for managers with over 113 participants, in more than 8 countries. _.

0503 | Julian Birkinshaw: Full Transcript


I think this is a book whose time has come because I think we are at this standpoint, especially in the over hype on leadership that we neglect its counterpart, and both are necessary, and that’s management. Leadership is a process of social influence.

Political games in organizations: the ones other people play. Not.

Roundtable Talk

Leadership and Sustainability: voice your opinion Hiring a hitman? Share this: This entry was posted in Culture , Leadership and tagged Coaching Ourselves , corporate politics , Henry Mintzberg , navigating politics , Political Games in organizations.

Are Business Schools Clueless or Evil?

Harvard Business Review

Pfeffer , Goshal , Bennis , Mintzberg , Adler , Khurana , Starkey , Podolny , to name a few. Business education Leadership developmentThe last decade has been a one of soul-searching for business schools worldwide.

Great Businesses Don't Start With a Plan

Harvard Business Review

This is what Henry Mintzberg , a seminal figure in competitive strategy theory, once described as "emergent" or "evolutionary" strategy. Entrepreneurship Innovation LeadershipYou want to start a business. So you need a plan, right? Not really.

Purpose Matters for Business Travel, Too

Harvard Business Review

I found myself walking back to my hotel in the company of leading management thinker Charles Handy, and our ensuing discussion covered topics as diverse as family business succession in China, education in Singapore, the African Leadership Academy, and populism in Latin America.

The 4 Types of Organizational Politics

Harvard Business Review

According to McGill’s Henry Mintzberg , it’s just another influencing process along with norms, formal authority and expertise. Leadership Organizational culture Digital ArticleThe first 100 days are usually the honeymoon period for any new CEO to make their mark and get others on board.

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Harvard Business Review

As famous management professor Henry Mintzberg has described, much of strategy is “ emergent.” Leadership is not just about doing things, it is also about thinking. Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” ” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” ” than “Very well, thank you”?