About the Summary
A half century ago Peter Drucker put management on the map. Leadership has since put it off. In his latest book, Henry Mintzberg aims to restore management to its proper place: front and center. “We should be seeing managers as leaders,” he writes, “and leadership as management practiced well.” This book is classic Mintzberg: iconoclastic, irreverent, carefully researched, myth-breaking. Managing may be the most revealing book yet written about what managers do, how they do it, and how they can do it better.
In This Summary, You Will Learn:
- Whether leaders are really more important than managers.
- Where all the judgment has gone.
- Whether management style is an over-rated concept.
- Whether email is destroying the practice of management.
- How managers are supposed to connect when the very nature of their jobs disconnects them from what they’re managing.