Bedtime Stories for Managers (Audio) 1st Edition

Farewell to Lofty Leadership. . . Welcome Engaging Management

Henry Mintzberg (Author) | Tom Kruse (Narrated by)

Publication date: 02/05/2019

Bedtime Stories for Managers (Audio)
If you're like most managers and things keep you up at night, now you can turn to a book that's designed especially for you! But you won't find talking rabbits or princesses here. (There is a cow, but it doesn't jump.) Henry Mintzberg has culled forty-two of the best posts from his widely read blog and turned them into a deceptively light, sneakily serious compendium of sometimes heretical reflections on management.

The moral here is this: managers need to leave their castles and find out what's actually going on in their kingdoms. And like real bedtime stories, these essays have metaphors galore. So prepare to grow strategies like weeds and organize like a cow. Discover the maestro myth of managing, find the soft underbelly of hard data, and learn why downsizing is bloodletting and your board should be a bee. Mintzberg writes, “Just try not to be outraged by anything you read, because some of my most outrageous ideas turn out to be my best. They just take a while to become obvious.”

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If you're like most managers and things keep you up at night, now you can turn to a book that's designed especially for you! But you won't find talking rabbits or princesses here. (There is a cow, but it doesn't jump.) Henry Mintzberg has culled forty-two of the best posts from his widely read blog and turned them into a deceptively light, sneakily serious compendium of sometimes heretical reflections on management.

The moral here is this: managers need to leave their castles and find out what's actually going on in their kingdoms. And like real bedtime stories, these essays have metaphors galore. So prepare to grow strategies like weeds and organize like a cow. Discover the maestro myth of managing, find the soft underbelly of hard data, and learn why downsizing is bloodletting and your board should be a bee. Mintzberg writes, “Just try not to be outraged by anything you read, because some of my most outrageous ideas turn out to be my best. They just take a while to become obvious.”

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Visit Author Page - Henry Mintzberg
Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, the winner of awards from the most prestigious academic and practitioner institutions in management (Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management, Association of Management Consulting Firms, and others), and the recipient of twenty honorary degrees from around the world. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Managers Not MBAs, Strategy Safari, and The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, and is a founding partner of CoachingOurselves.com.

Narrated by Tom Kruse
Tom Kruse brings years of business experience to his narrations and audiobooks. Years of teaching Finance and Economics at Graduate and Undergraduate levels, and years of leading development teams building fascinating artificial intelligence applications to underwrite insurance policies and to diagnose complex machinery gave him a unique background that he gives to technical material. His normal voice is deep and resonant, but he has narrated several characters including females, children, monsters, and some rather weird people. He's narrated serious historical books, young adult, and a variety of fiction. His academic background (PhD) gives him an understanding in the fields of Economics and Finance. His 10 years as a board certified massage therapist gives him a comfort level with healthcare issues.

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