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India Inc's inheritors

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:19

If the family-run set-up typifies Indian business, its future is in good hands. The next generation is infusing new entrepreneurial energy to take their firms to greater heights.
... Henry Mintzberg, who has authored several books on business and management, however notes that an MBA, for instance, gives one the tools but not leadership ability and that such degrees can even be counterproductive as they tend to reduce the importance of gut feeling and emotional intelligence.

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The Sunday Edition, May 31, 2015

Fri, 2015-06-12 13:06

Animal rights; Mintzberg on "rebalancing society"; Stiller & Meara; Dying in Switzerland; ALEC

Listen to the full episode: CBC, May 31, 2015

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We’ve lost control of our own game

Fri, 2015-06-05 17:21

Written by Professors Henry Mintzberg and Karl Moore

We Canadians may be tough guys on the ice, but off it, we’re wimps. We have allowed ourselves to lose control of our own game.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail
, June 4, 2015

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Staying in the Know

Fri, 2015-06-05 17:18

In an era of information overload, getting the right information remains a challenge for time-pressed executives. Is it time to overhaul your personal knowledge infrastructure?
... We are not the first researchers to make this claim. More than 40 years ago, organizational theorist Henry Mintzberg suggested that information was central to managerial work and that the most important managerial roles revolved around information (monitoring, disseminating and acting as a spokesperson).

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Money and politics part 1 - Henry Mintzberg

Fri, 2015-06-05 16:43

One hears a lot about balance in politics these days. About finding the right balance between the economy and environmental protections. The right balance between security and civil liberties. The right balance between the rights of victims of crime, and compassion and rehabilitation for the offender. The right balance between tax cuts and government spending, and a balanced budget. It might not take a great deal of cynicism to suggest that after the political calculations have been done, the balance rarely works out to 50-50.

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Faut-il revoir la formation des managers algériens ?

Wed, 2015-05-06 10:16

Non seulement les formations en management offertes en Algérie ne préparent pas les managers à gérer les hommes, elles leur donnent l’illusion d’un pouvoir qui se révélera fictif sur la maîtrise de leurs affaires.
... Dans son fameux livre paru en 2005, Managers not MBAs1, le grand Henry Mintzberg a frappé un grand coup en démontrant de façon magistrale l’inadéquation des formations offertes dans les MBA classiques avec les réels besoins du management contemporain.

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Being busy: Blights and beatitudes

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:45

Focus means concentrated attention. It refers to conscious and intentional actions by a person to achieve a particular objective. One needs discipline to overcome tendencies to deviate. It is easier said than done with regard to maintaining focus. 

... It is easier said than done with regard to maintaining focus. Henry Mintzberg, a veteran management scholar discussed this in his book, The Nature of Managerial Work. Managers must typically work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and rely on their colleagues to complete a job.

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When family ties put business in a bind

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:10

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

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Managing the family firm: Evidence from CEOs at work

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:00

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

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Management Students Learn from Businesses Born Out of Poverty

Mon, 2015-02-16 16:37

A group of executive students from organizations around the world recently visited disadvantaged Indian districts to learn how micro-entrepreneurship is helping transform emerging economies. Witnessing the growth of entrepreneurship in underprivilidged areas first-hand, stduents on the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) visited Myrada, a non-profit organization in Bangalore which helps people generate their own income.

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