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Management? It’s Not What You Think! A Conversation with Henry Mintzberg

Recording Date: September 29, 2010
Price: Free

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Over the years, we have made so much progress crafting management into a “science”. We have distinguished MBA programs that take years to accomplish, we have endless coaches or consultants to help us find our way, and luminaries we can turn to for guidance.

Or do we?

Do these people really know what management entails?

Join world renowned management writer and business education “rebel” Dr. Henry Mintzberg for a free-wheeling conversation on management as it is practiced.

What You Will Learn

  •  The myths and misconceptions of MBAs 
  •  The rampant use and misuse of managerial jargon 
  •  The big differences between leadership and management
  •  And much more!

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in Montreal. His work has focused on the work of the manager, and how managers are trained and developed.  He has received awards from prominent academic and practitioner associations, including the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the Association of Management Consulting Firms. He was the first person from a management faculty named to the Royal Society of Canada, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada and l'Ordre national du Quebec.

Mintzberg is perhaps best known for his work on organizational forms—identifying five types of organization: simple structure; machine bureaucracy; professional bureaucracy; the divisionalized form; and the adhocracy. He is also credited with advancing the idea of emergent strategy—the idea that effective strategy emerges from conversations within an organization rather than being imposed from on high.

He is the author or coauthor of 15 books, including Managers Not MBAs, Strategy Safari, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, and Managing. His latest book is Management? it’s Not What You Think! For more information on his activities, visit www.mintzberg.org


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