Bedtime Stories for Managers
SKU: 978-1523098781

"Enough of heroic leadership, it's time for engaging management!" is the rallying cry from management and leadership giant Henry Mintzberg. He establishes this theme in the first story in the book, about the CEO of a failing airline who always flew comfortably in first class, blithely unaware of the terrible things happening with his customers in coach (in this case, being served famously inedible scrambled eggs).
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Managing the Myths of Health Care
SKU: 978-1626569058

In this sure-to-be-controversial book, leading management thinker Henry Mintzberg turns his attention to reframing the management and organization of health care. 

The problem is not management per se but a form of remote-control management detached from the operations yet determined to control them. It reorganizes relentlessly, measures like mad, promotes a heroic form of leadership, favors competition where the need is for cooperation, and pretends that the calling of health care should be managed like a business. 
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Rebalancing Society
SKU: 978-1626563179

Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book Henry Mintzberg offers a new understanding of the root of our current crisis and a strategy for restoring the balance so vital to the survival of our progeny and our planet.
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Simply Managing
SKU: 978-1609949235

Henry Mintzberg appreciates that managers are busy people. So he has taken his classic book Managing, done some updating, and distilled its essence into a lean 176 pages of text. 

The essence of the book remains the same: what Mintzberg learned from observing twenty-nine managers in settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra.
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Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning
SKU: 978-1476754765

In this definitive and revealing history, Henry Mintzberg, the iconoclastic former president of the Strategic Management Society, unmasks the press that has mesmerized so many organizations since 1965: strategic planning. One of our most brilliant and original management thinkers, Mintzberg concludes that the term is an oxymoron — that strategy cannot be planned because planning is about analysis and strategy is about synthesis. That is why, he asserts, the process has failed so often and so dramatically. 
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Management? It's Not What You Think!
SKU: 978-0273719670

Tied up in knots by KPIs? Confused by core competencies? Management doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, it shouldn’t be! One of today’ best-known and most controversial thinkers on management has joined forces with other leading business figures to provide a thought-provoking mix of writing on management. The cutting-edge views depicted in this book are controversially the opposite of what is often held up as the truth in management.
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Strategy Bites Back
SKU: B010BCKBXW

Strategy Bites Back is the antidote to conventional strategy books — and conventional strategy formation. Edited by the legendary Henry Mintzberg, it contains contributions from everyone from Gary Hamel to Napoleon Bonaparte, Michael Porter to Hans Christian Andersen: essays, poems, case studies, cartoons, whatever it takes to 'free your mind' and unleash the crucial emotional side of strategy formation.
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Tracking Strategies
SKU: 978-0199228508

There is a great deal of practice, discussion, and publication about strategy, but surprisingly little investigation of the processes by which strategies actually form in organizations. This book reports the results of Henry Mintzberg's investigation about this that he has conducted over several decades. Defining realized strategy - the strategy an organization has actually pursued - as a pattern in a stream of actions, this investigation was able to track strategies in organizations over long periods of time, usually three or four decades, and in one case, a century and a half. This meant the patterns by which strategies form and change in organizations, the interplay of 'deliberate' with 'emergent' strategies, and the relationship between leadership, organization, and environment in the strategy formation process, could be revealed.
 
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The Flying Circus
SKU: 978-1904879480

Providing a whimsical but informed view on air travel by a leading management guru, this book supplies a much-needed outlet for the frustrations of the troubled traveler. Flying is an experience the author defines as akin to cattle-car herding, which begins at depressingly generic and chaotic airports and continues through agonizing hours in cramped, sardine-class seats, where the passengers are served skimpy and unidentifiable meals and bombarded with "customer service" that amounts to constant interruptions while trying to sleep or read. Containing hilarious anecdotes about fellow passengers and stories of suffering, this witty rant is the author's revenge on the airlines and the culture of commercialism that has reduced a once-enjoyable adventure to a loathsome farce.
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Strategy Safari
SKU: 978-0743270571

Strategy Safari, the international bestseller on business strategy by leading management thinker Henry Mintzberg and his colleagues Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel, is widely considered a classic work in the field.
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Managers Not MBAs
SKU: 978-1576753514

In this sweeping critique of how managers are educated and how, as a consequence, management is practiced, Henry Mintzberg offers thoughtful and controversial ideas for reforming both. “The MBA trains the wrong people in the wrong ways with the wrong consequences,” Mintzberg writes. “Using the classroom to help develop people already practicing management is a fine idea, but pretending to create managers out of people who have never managed is a sham.”
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Managing Publicly
SKU: 978-0920715987

Based on study Mintzberg did of 8 Canadian public sector managers, published with commentaries. (With Jacques Bourgault; Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2000)
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Harvard Business Review on Leadership
SKU: 978-0875848839

The Harvard Business Review paperback series is designed to bring today's managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious businesspeople in organizations around the globe. Harvard Business Review on Leadership gathers together eight of the Harvard Business Review's most influential articles on leadership, challenging many long-held assumptions about the true sources of power and authority.
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Readings in the Strategy Process
SKU: 978-0134949642

This collection of readings, edited by Henry Mintzberg, presents an up-to-date look at how actual companies act strategically and the research driving them. While retaining many of the classic articles, this new edition includes the most exciting new organization and strategy concepts to emerge in the last few years: Core Competency Strategies; Strategic Outsourcing; Managing with the new digital technologies; and Managing Hypercompetition. An excellent resource for Business Managers and students of Business.
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Structure in Fives
SKU: 978-0138554798

This is a guide that shows managers how to choose the best organizational design for their business from five basic structures identified by the author. In it, readers will discover how to avoid typical mistakes, especially those pertaining to conflict among different divisions.
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Mintzberg on Management
SKU: 978-0029213711

Henry Mintzberg revolutionized our understanding of what managers do in The Nature of Managerial Work, his landmark book. Now in this comprehensive new volume, Mintzberg broadens his vision to explore not only the function of management, but also that of the organization itself and its meaning for society. A treasury of the dynamic and iconoclastic ideas that have made him a mentor to an entire younger generation of leading management thinkers, Mintzberg on Management presents the collective wisdom of this influential scholar — in strategy, structure, power, and politics — the gestalt of organizational theory.
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Power in and Around Organizations
SKU: B01MU4L4EN

Power in and Around Organizations draws together the literature about power within and around organizations; This is an extension of Mintzberg's book on organizational structuring.
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The Structuring of Organizations
SKU: 978-0138552701

This book is a synthesis of the empirical literature currently available on organizational structuring and a framework is developed enabling students to handle organizational problems. The Structuring of Organizations is intended for use as a supplement in upper-level Organizational Design courses in Management.
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The Nature of Managerial Work
SKU: 978-0060445560

The Nature of Managerial Work is an overview of significant research into the roles and working characteristics of managers and is supported by case histories, describing the professional activities of five top executives.
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Strategy Process
SKU: 978-0130479136

This collection of readings, edited by Henry Mintzberg, is combined with cases from James Brian Quinn. Together they look at how actual companies act strategically and the research driving them.
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