Simply Managing What Managers Do - And Can Do Better

ISBN-10: 1609949234
ISBN-13: 9781609949235
Edition: 2013
Authors: Henry Mintzberg
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Description: In Managing, Mintzberg calls attention to numerous popular but false views about the nature of managerial work and provides the best information yet published on what managers do and how they do it. He analyzes models, characteristics, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In Managing, Mintzberg calls attention to numerous popular but false views about the nature of managerial work and provides the best information yet published on what managers do and how they do it. He analyzes models, characteristics, and approaches to managing. He examines commonalities and differences in managing in various contexts, including business, government, health care, and social services. By shadowing 29 managers through a day in their lives, he reveals how managing is affected by many factors -- including national and industry cultures, organizational differences, level of the manager in the organization, and personal styles -- and examines the various strategies that managers adopt to deal with these factors.Simply Managing is the concentrated version of this book and comes in at a hundred pages shorter than the original. In Simply Managing Henry presents the meat of his arguments and distills the lessons learned in his research. Think of it as an expanded executive summary of the book, but one written by the author himself which maintains the integrity and feel of the original. There is one new section ,, written specifically for this edition where Mintzberg explains how to deal with technological demands and how managers use, misuse, and can make the best use of digital devices and other information technology.

Welcome to Simply Managing
Managing Beyond the Myths
What management is and isn't
Leadership versus communityship
Management as a practice, not a profession
Managing's not changing
Managing Relentlessly
The pressures of managerial work
The pace, the action, the interruptions
Soft communicating
Managing across, not just "down"
Managing as controlled disorder
Managing the Internet
Managing Information, People, Action
A model of managing
Controlling and communicating
Leading and linking
Doing and dealing
Well-rounded managing
Managing Every Which Way
The untold varieties of managing
In culture, sector, industry, and organization
At the top, middle, and bottom
As an art, craft, and science
Postures of managing
Managing beyond the manager
Managing on Tightropes
The inescapable conundrums of managing
The syndrome of superficiality
The dilemma of delegating
The mysteries of measuring
The clutch of confidence
The ambiguity of acting-and others
Managing Effectively
Getting to the essence of managing
The inevitably flawed manager
Happily and unhappily managed organizational families
A framework for effectiveness
Selecting, assessing, and developing effective managers
Managing naturally
Dedication
References
Index
About the Author

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