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Every manager and every management student should read this book.
Everyone can get the basics right but it is the subtleties that result from knowledge and real life experience that result in exceptional levels of performance.
I've read hundreds of books on the subject, but this one with the very simple title, is quite possibly the most relevent one of the bunch.
This may be the best pure book on managing I've ever read. I've been trained in management by IBM, and have been managing on and off for the last 20+ years, and Mintzberg's... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Paul B. Merritt
This is a great source if knowledge for those who want to know a bit more about what managers do, how they act, what's involved with their jobs. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Willi
Nothing really knew. He consistenly cites to his old work. Did not seem worth buying. Some good info is provided.Published 7 months ago by David Pennington
This book is chocked full of information that I have never read or heard of before. I am looking forward to learning more about the information in this bookPublished 19 months ago by Lady J.D.
To me, the book didn't bring any worthwhile value, except the "Model of Managing" in Chapter 3. Other than that, since it is not an expensive book, I would rather say to spend the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by SKJ
Whenever I ask someone, "What does a manager manage that is most important?", some respond people, others work to be done, and still others resources. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert Morris
Mintzberg condemns the recent diminishment of management status in the face of too much leadership hype. Read morePublished on March 9, 2011 by Loretta Brown
Hated this book. Mintzberg seems to have lost touch with reality. Management has evolved a lot more than he seems to write about since he wrote his last book, something that can... Read morePublished on October 21, 2010 by Alvaro Gonzalez
Great book: confirms the saying that a good book is the best way to learn the best from somebody else's life! Pragmatic approach to improve your management skills.Published on February 21, 2010 by Renato Moura Xavier