Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University
Author of Managers Not MBAs
“Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.” – Henry Mintzberg
Dr. Henry Mintzberg takes to task much of what passes for leadership theory and leadership development. Dr. Mintzberg wants us as leaders and managers to question the logic behind some of the commonly accepted notions that guide leaders today. In a recent interview with CNN, Dr. Mintzberg states that finding the truth in leadership theory is “like panning for gold, you have got to pan through a lot of junk before you find the nuggets.” (Interview with Henry Mintzberg for CNN, Jan 28, 2004.)
Just a brief note to say how nice it was to work with you on the Linkage program. It’s a pleasure for me to see my own materials rendered in a way to make them more accessible to others. Very creatively and thoughtfully done!