Henry Mintzberg

Mintzberg on healthcare management and how to fix it

Published: 8Jun2017

In his new book, Managing the Myths of Healthcare, Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg decries the current management culture being foisted on society by leadership programs, describing it as ...

Getting the terminology right: Just what is a ‘strategic plan,’ anyway?

Published: 31May2017

In a recent blog post, Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry Executive Director Sid Peimer of South Africa asks just what a “strategic plan” is, pointing out that a strategy and a plan are two...

Essay calling for a complete revamp of executive education cites Henry Mintzberg

Published: 24May2017

A recent essay in Chief Learning Officer calls for a massive rethink of how executive education is designed and delivered....

Connectivity is more than a smartphone and online access

Published: 18May2017

A recent article in Graphic Arts makes the point that the word “connectivity” brings to mind images of smartphones and online transactions, but that according to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg...

Karl Moore on introverts, extroverts, and Warren Buffett

Published: 11May2017

Back in January, Karl Moore took a group of Desautels students to meet Warren Buffett at his Omaha offices. Mr. Buffett is known to be an introvert, and his conduct during the visit bore that out;...

Maybe it’s time to second-guess the Harvard MBA and its ilk

Published: 11May2017

In a recent op-ed, Financial Times editor Andrew Hill takes issue with the methodologies of the MBA programs offered by the Harvard Business School and other schools worldwide. In this, he aligns...

The Desautels professor who is taking on the MBA

Published: 9May2017

Henry Mintzberg is looking beyond the MBA. For years, the Desautels Professor railed against what many in the corporate world see as the ultimate form of business education....

Government is a bad match for Trump’s management style

Published: 2May2017

Donald Trump’s 100-day-old presidency has come up short according to nearly any metric. As the U.S. President has failed to get major legislation passed, or to fill some key government positions,...

Leadership, management and a false dichotomy

Published: 25Apr2017

In a letter to Malaysia’s The Star Online, management consultant Dr Ranjit Singh Malhi takes issue with the widely-held distinction between managers and leaders. Though many theorists draw a line...

A call to curb cabotage in Australia

Published: 19Apr2017

In the Australian coastal shipping reform efforts, the discussion has come down to whether or not cabotage (the practice of using foreign companies for domestic shipping) should be promoted or...

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