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

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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In his new book, Henry Mintzberg offers a sweeping critique of how managers are educated and how management, as a result, is practiced, and makes thoughtful-and controversial-recommendations for reforming both. Management, Mintzberg writes, is a practice that blends a great deal of craft (experience) with a certain amount of art (insight) and some science (analysis). Because conventional MBA programs are designed almost exclusively for young people with little if any managerial experience, and hence little art and no craft to draw upon, the programs overemphasize science, in the form of analysis and technique. Graduates leave with a distorted impression that management consists entirely of applying formulas to situations, which has had a corrupting, dehumanizing effect not just on the practice of management, but also on our organizations and our social institutions. Turning to how managers should be developed, Mintzberg describes in detail a set of innovative programs designed to address these shortcomings that he and a group of colleagues have put into practice - the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM). Finally, he outlines how business schools can transform themselves to become true schools of management. Managers Not MBAs presents the kind of bold, iconoclastic thinking readers have come to expect from the man Fast Company magazine called "one of the most original minds in management."
  

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

User Review  - Pascal - Goodreads

A lot of good points are made throughout the book however you can't help to put it into perspective when you know that Mintzberg himself has put his own kind of, very expensive, MBA in production. Most of this book reads very auto promotional to me... Read full review

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User Review  - Pedro - Goodreads

An interesting book, very useful to demystify a concept.Henry Mintzberg Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART
5
Not MBAs
6
Wrong People
9
Wrong Ways
20
Wrong Consequences
69
Corruption of Managerial Practice
81
Corruption of Established Organizations
120
Developing Management Education
238
The IMPM Program
276
Five Mindsets
292
Learning on the Job
313
Impact of the Learning
333
Diffusing the Innovation
359
Developing True Schools of Management
377
Bibliography
417

Corruption of Social Institutions
142
New MBAs?
162
PART TWO Developing Managers
195
Management Development in Practice
197
Index
437
About the Author
463
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Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University and a founding partner of CoachingOurselves.com. He was recently ranked #9 in the Wall Street Journal's Top 20 Business Thinkers. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Managers Not MBAs.

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