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 [.]. He said, “I’d get rid of all MBA’s.” He explained, “We’d lose some good people but in the whole it would be a positive move.”

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

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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 [.]. Author Humility Influence Interview Leading Personal Growth Vision arrogance henry mintzberg Leadership Leadership Development Listening Management worse than failure

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Mintzberg on What’s Wrong with Management

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Henry Mintzberg thinks modern management is off the tracks. While 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.” [.]. Humility Interview Leading Managing Marks of leaders business Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success quotes

Managing is all About Actual Interactions with Real People – Insight from Henry Mintzberg’s Managers not MBAs

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ed Savage is the head of Training and Development in a sizable company relatively near Dallas. He is also smart, and well-read — and, to make me even more envious, he remembers what he reads. And, he regularly attends our First Friday Book Synopsis, and has had both me and my colleague Karl Krayer do […]. Randy''s blog entries

60 second with Henry Mintzberg

Chartered Management Institute

That’s the verdict from the first CMI Management Book of the Year event, which saw Henry Mintzberg’s 15th book beat off competition from 144 shortlisted titles to take the top prize. If you read just one management book this year, make it Managing. We caught up with the winning author to find out why Managing should take pride on place on your bookshelf. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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.” This month’s Frontline Festival sets a new record for submissions. I am grateful for all the experts sharing their insights on creating connection.

Macro-Leading

LDRLB

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.”.

Most Valuable Business Insights: 11-15

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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? After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best explained. Here are the third five: 11.

Managing by Reflection

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Here is an excerpt from an interview of Henry Mintzberg by Art Kleiner for strategy+business magazine (March 15, 2010). To read the complete interview, please click here. * * * Managing author Henry Mintzberg believes that to improve business schools, we must first understand the essence of what managers do.

Finding Real Leadership Power

Leadership Freak

Henry Mintzberg. Humility 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! Act like you [.]. Author Book Notes Feedback Humility Influence Leading Power Teams Trust arrogance Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Surveying Strategy: The Learning School

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Featured learning mintzberg strategy surveyingstrategyThis post is the third in a series about the various schools and models of making organizational strategy. It is excerpted from The Portable Guide to Leading Organizations , available now from LeaderLab Press. Strategy is an emergent process. For proponents of the learning school, any attempt to reduce the complex world into clear positions and plans is futile. The world is far too vast and multifaceted to allow such reduction.

Andy Saunders, Deputy Editor of Management Today interviewed about CMI Management Book of the Year competition

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Dear All, You may be interested to see what Andy Saunders has to say about the entries in CMI Management Book of the Year and its winner, Henry Mintzberg in this video on Youtube You are not watching this post, click to start watching

How to Become a Leader Before You are One

Leadership Freak

” Henry Mintzberg […]. Don’t tell me what you hope to do.Tell me what you’re doing. Reading and talking are useful, even essential, but experience matters most. 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.”

Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

Prahalad and Henry Mintzberg joined me as silent colleagues. To most of us, mentors are people of experience and knowledge who help the less experienced advance their careers and/or their education.

Which book will become 'CMI Management Book of the Year' 2012

Chartered Management Institute

Last year saw the launch of the competition with Henry Mintzberg author of Managing winning the coveted title CMI Management Book of the Year and cheque for £5,000. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Quote of the Day

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Henry Mintzberg Watch a manager at work and what you see is a lot of talking and listening, not doing.

Quote of the Day

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Henry MintzbergThere is too much emphasis on management technique, as opposed to knowing and seeing what the heck is going on.

Management vs Leadership is Dangerous Nonsense

Create Learning

Henry Mintzberg. Sometime I feel like we are beating a dead horse or perhaps a unicorn? 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.

Leadership Lessons from Christmas

Leadership Freak

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

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. Henry Mintzberg is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University. Do you ever disconnect, even for just a few minutes? Think about the last time you used your “off button.” Was it at home over the weekend? On vacation? Or were you at the office?

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. Henry Mintzberg is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University. Do you ever disconnect, even for just a few minutes? Think about the last time you used your “off button.” Was it at home over the weekend? On vacation? Or were you at the office?

How Managers Exert Influence

Crossderry Blog

Mintzberg’s observations on influencing action — and the limits of that influence — are particularly acute. Per the example below, it is apparent that Mintzberg believes managing through information is what often passes for leadership these days: Today I think we have much too much managing through information—what I call “deeming.&#

Quote of the Day

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Henry MintzbergLeadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.

Surveying Strategy: The Learning School

LDRLB

Strategy learning mintzberg strategy surveyingstrategy This post is the third in a series about the various schools and models of making organizational strategy. Strategy is an emergent process. For proponents of the learning school, any attempt to reduce the complex world into clear positions and plans is futile. The world is far too vast and multifaceted to allow such reduction. Therefore strategy cannot be a formal planning process.

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.

Book Review: Strategy Safari

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Leadership book review mintzberg strategy Leadership requires 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.

25 Great Leadership Development Quotes

Great Leadership By Dan

Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it." — Henry Mintzberg. 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.

Most Popular Links on Management Sub-Reddit in 2015

Curious Cat

by Henry Mintzberg on his blog. I created the management sub-reddit many years ago. The management sub-reddit provides links to worthwhile management content and the members indicate those links they liked. Here is a list of the most popular links added in the last year.

Management is local

Managing Leadership

Perhaps the best modern presentation of this idea is given by Henry Mintzberg in his definitive book, “ Managing ,” reviewed here some time ago. Mintzberg described three planes of thinking from which to accomplish this individuation into local management work (information, action, and people). As a professor of management Mintzberg has surely done a good bit of management teaching.

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. Some of the chapters: "Accentures next champion of waffle words," Lucy Kellaway "PowerPoint is evil," Edward Tufte "The opposite of profound truth is also true," Richard Farson "Why most managers are plagiarists," Kellaway again "Change management is an oxymoron," Jim Clemmer "Ye gods, what do I do now?"

New LeaderLab Paper – The Portable Guide to Strategy

LDRLB

There are ten main schools of strategy as first outlined by Henry Mintzberg, Joseph Lampel and Bruce Ahlstrand. The very mention of the word strategy brings with it connotations of planning and images of executives sitting around large tables at off-site meeting facilities. These executives pour over data regarding what products are profitable and unprofitable. Finally, they emerge from their off-site cave with a step-by-step guide for the rest of the hierarchy to implement.

LeadershipNow 140: June 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

Henry Mintzberg, the Anti-CEO , on The CEO Series radio show via @profkjmoore. Here are a selection of tweets from June 2015 that you might have missed: Reconsidering the Charismatic CEO by Eric McNulty. Leadership is Not Something We Accomplish by @StrategicMonk. From @WallyBock Becoming a great boss: where to start. From @JohnBaldoni LeBron James: Confidence Does Not Negate Humility. The Inner Game of Leading by @artpetty.

Do you have a company strategy?

Bernd Geropp

The strategy expert Henry Mintzberg appropriately comments: “Strategy is one of those words that we like to define in one way, but use in quite another.” Tweet. Tweet Photo: Naveros/ Resource: www.photocase.de. What exactly does strategy actually mean?

LeadershipNow 140: November 2012 Compilation

Leading Blog

Change and Continuity - Mintzberg And Kotter Agree - You Must Manage Both by @profkjmoore. Here are a selection of tweets from November 2012 that you might have missed: A Great Leader's Year-end Checklist by @lesmckeown Making time to reflect.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

From Mintzberg on Management by Henry MintzbergOurs has become, for better and for worse, a society of organizations. We are born in organizations and are educated in organizations so that we can later work in organizations. At the same time, organizations supply us and entertain us, they govern us and harass us (sometimes concurrently). Finally, we are buried by organizations.

LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Forbes: Porter or Mintzberg – Whose View of Strategy is the most Relevant Today? Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. Sachs Design by @the_folklore. NYT: A Changed Starbucks. A Changed C.E.O.

The Indirect Approach

Execupundit

People attending my management classes may encounter lessons from Caesar Augustus and Napoleon as often as ones from Drucker, Mintzberg, and Bennis.

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

Chartered Management Institute

From the winning author of CMI's Management Book of the Year 2010, Henry Mintzberg's Management? It’s Not What You Think! Review by Andrew May FCMI for Professional Manager. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Office Politics Isn’t Something You Can Sit Out

Harvard Business Review

Management expert Henry Mintzberg wrote of these types of organizations : “Much as the scavengers that swarm over a carcass are known to serve a political function in nature, so too can the political conflicts that engulf a dying organization serve a positive function in society.

Surveying Strategy

LDRLB

There are ten main schools of strategy as first outlined by Henry Mintzberg, Joseph Lampel and Bruce Ahlstrand. This post is the first in a series about the various schools and models of making organizational strategy. The very mention of the word strategy brings with it connotations of planning and images of executives sitting around large tables at off-site meeting facilities. These executives pour over data regarding what products are profitable and unprofitable.