Mintzberg on Managing
Henry Mintzberg is a management education guru best known for his
categorization of managerial roles. Watch Mintzberg on Managing to learn more
about the evolution of management education from Mintzberg’s perspective. Then,
read Rounding out the Manager’s Job to learn more about managerial roles
and how those roles cannot reside in a vacuum. Mintzberg over the course of 160
articles and 16 books has proven to most that management is a practice and that
management education must build on practice to be of any real value.
With this in mind, think about a recent manager. Without naming
names, discuss how this manager managed using Mintzberg’s managerial roles as a
framework and whether or not you feel this manager was “well rounded” based on
the preceding article.
Explain how this manager
could improve and become more “well rounded”. Also include what this manager
did well. Include observations about the managerial environment. Did this
manager face any organizational barriers to success? Did the organization’s
culture facilitate successful management?
Please begin your discussion with 2-3 substantive paragraphs connecting your
thoughts to the material you just read.