Quotes by Henry Mintzberg

Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense


If you ask managers what they do, they will most likely tell you that they plan, organize, coordinate and control. Then watch what they do. Don't be surprised if you can't relate what you see to those four words.


Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.


It is time to recognize conventional MBA programs for what they are - or else to close them down. They are specialized training in the functions of business, not general educating in the practice of management.


Learning is not doing; it is reflecting on doing.