This landmark book draws on Henry Mintzberg's observations of 29 managers, in business, government, health care, and the social sector, working in settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra. What he saw - the pressures, the action, the nuances, the blending - compelled him to describe managing as a practice, not a science or a profession, learned primarily through experience and rooted in context.
This book is vintage 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.
Winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year!
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