To function effectively in complex environments, true leaders require the ability to transform people, organizations, systems and their contexts. To prepare senior managers effectively to master these challenges, a family of novel educational programs has been developed at McGill University some of which have been implemented in collaboration with international partner universities (International Masters Program in Practicing Management, International Masters for Health Leadership, Advanced Leadership Program).
The framework is build around five managerial mindsets:
- Managing Self: The Reflective Mindset
- Managing Organizations: The Analytic Mindset
- Managing Context: The Worldly Mindset
- Managing Relationships: The Collaborative Mindset
- Managing Change: The Action Mindset
The innovative framework replaces the functional framework used in most MBA and AMP programs (marketing, finance, accounting, etc.) and is more oriented to managing business activities themselves.
The mindset approach can also serve as a framework for research.
For more information see also:
Mintzberg, H. 2004. Managers not MBAs, Chapter 11. San Francisco: Berrett- Koehler.
Gosling, J., & Mintzberg, H. 2003. The Five Minds of a Manager. Harvard Business Review, 81(11): 54-63.