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Henry Mintzberg

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  • America's Monumental Failure of Management   view details
    "The problem has been evident for a long time. Executive compensation, the most evident manifestation of this legal corruption of management, was labeled scandalous by Fortune magazine more than 20 years ago, and repeatedly ever since, to no avail. While
  • No More Executive Bonuses!   view details
    "Don't pay any bonuses. Nothing. This may sound extreme. But when you look at the way the compensation game is played-and the assumptions that are made by those who want to reform it-you can come to no other conclusion. The system simply can't be fixed.

Author Quotes

  • Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense

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  • If you ask managers what they do, they will most likely tell you that they plan, organize, coordinate and control. Then watch what they do. Don't be surprised if you can't relate what you see to those four words.

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  • Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.

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    The Nature of Managerial Work

  • It is time to recognize conventional MBA programs for what they are - or else to close them down. They are specialized training in the functions of business, not general educating in the practice of management.

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    Managers not MBAs

  • Learning is not doing; it is reflecting on doing.

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