IN THIS SUMMARY
Identifying what managers do is easy; making sense of the huge assortment of duties and requirements is the difficulty. According to management guru Henry Mintzberg, author of Managing, management must be treated as a “practice”—gained through experience, dependent on one’s surroundings, and achievable only through a realistic yet positive attitude about the wide range of demands managers must meet. In Managing, Mintzberg combines organizational theory with real-life observations to provide a clear, comprehensive guide to this position– its characteristics, varieties, and challenges, and how to become effective in day-to-day duties. In doing so, Mintzberg brings insight to anyone who faces the pressure of being pulled in multiple directions and answering to numerous authorities on a daily basis.