Recognizing that President Trump’s style of leadership is not easily slotted into the traditional categories, some writers have coined a new term to describe it, divert-autocracy, and cite Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg along the way.
They argue that a divert-autocracy stands in stark contrast to organizational theory, as described by Professor Mintzberg.
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According to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the key to making organizations more efficient is to break down management roles, which allows each member to develop their own skillset.
Management roles, for Mintzberg, can categorized into three overarching areas: Interpersonal, Informational and Decision-making.
Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg joined The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio with Michael Enright to discuss his take on modern healthcare, stating that we need to approach challenges in the field of health care in a radically different way.
Overall, bigger is not better, while the instincts and real experiences of health providers are more valuable than official studies for Prof. Mintzberg.
Henry Mintzberg says we need to approach challenges in the field of health care in a radically different way.
Following a number of episodes that exposed the ethical dubiousness of certain business practices, including the housing crash of 2008, some have wondered whether business school education is partly to blame.
However, a survey of some of today’s business programs shows a step in the right direction, with corporate social responsibility taking front and center in the curriculum.
Indeed, while millennials are generally pro-business, many believe that big corporations could be doing more to address social ills.
In response to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s oft-quoted assertion that that no direct link exists between leadership education and business success, an article for HR Magazine argues that business schools can indeed prepare the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
In the next few days, the Trump administration will likely release its first National Security Strategy (NSS). In the lead-up to publication, many are turning to academic perspectives, such as those put forward by Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, to evaluate its viability.
In an article that explores the importance of building a community in the workplace, the author cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s conception of “communityship”, a distributed form of management that engages and unites employees across levels.
For the author, building workplace communities where individuals care about one another on a human level will reap larger benefits for businesses in the long-term.
In a recent blog post, Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg issues a call for society to disavow its quest for “MORE”, which is destroying our businesses, communities, and planet, to refocus on improvement, or the “better”, as he puts it.
For Mintzberg, today’s enterprises have lost sight of what is right in favor of excess and greed, but there are many ways in which businesses can transition to operate and thrive responsibly.
A piece for The Star Kenya tackles the age-old question of whether managers can also be leaders and cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s view that the two are not mutually exclusive.
Indeed, for Mintzberg, “management without leadership is sterile; leadership without management is disconnected and encourages hubris.”
In an article that explores how managers can adapt under circumstances that defy predictability or norms, the author cites Professor Henry Mintzberg’s discussion of Honda’s entrance into the North American market as an example of unpredictability in business.
Indeed, Honda’s success in North America was a phenomenon that resulted from forces that could not be ascertained or mastered a priori.
A piece for Forbes.com argues that good management is not akin to a competitive sport, and that managing a company as if it were can yield disastrous results. The sports analogy often used in business promotes the extreme use of resources to create rapid growth, which seems to invariably lead to collapse.