Not necessarily, argues economist Vangelis Tsiligiris, stating that leadership is all about understanding change and nurturing innovation.
... But many MBA programmes have become too technical and remain focused on preparing managers to make the direct transition from undergraduate education to being members of the executive board. It is indicative of this problematic nature of the MBA that the renowned professor Henry Mintzberg published a book in the early 2000s titled Managers Not MBAs, criticising the highly technical nature of MBA programmes and the lack of focus on essential skills like creativity, ability to deal with uncertainty and ability to develop innovation.
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