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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (250 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Mintzberg Narrator: Jim Manchester Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781482974485
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This landmark book draws on Henry Mintzberg's observations of twenty-nine managers, in business, government, health care, and the social sector, working in settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra. What he saw—the pressures, the action, the nuances, the blending—compelled him to describe managing as a practice, not a science or a profession, learned primarily through experience and rooted in context. This book is vintage Mintzberg: iconoclastic, irreverent, carefully researched, myth-breaking. Managing may be the most revealing book yet written about what managers do, how they do it, and how they can do it better. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is an excellent, must-read book for managers and aspiring managers.” 

    Booklist

  • “Perhaps the world's premier management thinker.”

    Tom Peters

  • “One of the most original minds in management.”

    Fast Company

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boris | 2/17/2014

    " really good insights, structures, and advice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 2/9/2014

    " This will be a humbling read if your company is standing on their laurels rather than adjusting to the times. It also offers practical advice about change management through the telling of true stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Walker | 2/2/2014

    " Clear and economic in its presentation, this is a good book on transitional leadership and has the added quality that it doesn't hide behind a contrived storyline like so many other business books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Mabry | 1/27/2014

    " Great book for the people side of change! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/7/2014

    " needed to read this one before the acquistion...great book for those buying a company "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Griffiths | 1/3/2014

    " This book taught me some good points for dealing with times of transition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shea | 12/27/2013

    " I had to read this book for work but I actually really enjoyed it. It is a great book for anyone who is experiencing change in their workplace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandy | 12/26/2013

    " Read this book each and every time your world is rocked by change, which should be every year or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Hamilton | 12/4/2013

    " I'm reading this for the CAL Leadership Institute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 11/20/2013

    " Read JUN 2001 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Mcclusky | 11/17/2013

    " William Bridges provides an easy common sense approach to dealing with organizational change. A must read for organizational development consultants. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/23/2013

    " Best book on how to manage yourself and other through change out there. Why is it good? Two primary reasons - approachable in writing style, easy to understand and apply theory. A very useful fairly quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Leonard | 9/30/2013

    " This book has been useful time and time again in the internal communications work I have done to support sustainable change management. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Keydel | 9/2/2013

    " Bridges has added much since the 1st Edition - well worth the time to revisit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 8/29/2013

    " A lot of great ideas and practical tools for understanding the fundamental difference between change and transition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GiGi | 8/6/2013

    " I loved this book: very practical, easy to read. Good mix of theory and practical advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 3/11/2013

    " I loved this book from page one to the end. Bridges presents an approach to managing transitions that is both intuitive and academic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/1/2012

    " This is an excellent book, and a very good read for anyone who has to manage people going through important changes. I have used this for students, for women and men transitioning from welfare to work and for adjudicated youth trying to make changes in the way they are living. Really insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 5/29/2012

    " Really solid explanation and advice about the human side of change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Len Egan | 5/13/2012

    " Great book about how an organization can make it through any change/transition period. Easy to read and the author gives tons of examples to help the reader understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/10/2012

    " Great book! Thanks for the recommendation, Amy Shanholtzer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Westerville | 12/30/2011

    " "Instruction manual for helping yourself and others weather changes. Though the focus is on work transitions, this could easily be used as a guide for personal changes as well." -Tamara "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 10/9/2011

    " Helpful, but not a page turner. I'll likely refer back to it as the need arises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale Critchley | 6/24/2011

    " Very practical guide to implementing change that offers a lot of good points of review. I made the mistake of getting the audiobook, but the reference and step-by-step content made me regret that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Young | 6/10/2011

    " Useful graphic with a) ending, losing, letting go, b) the neutral zone, and c) the new beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haitham Al-sheeshany | 4/24/2011

    " This is an absolutely must read for any business student/scholar/owner/researcher/... u name it :)

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About the Author
Author Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and 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). 

About the Narrator

Jim Manchester is a retired English and theater teacher in Rhode Island. He has directed and acted in many theatrical productions over the years and has done voice-over work in the Providence area. Jim resides in the lovely seaport town of Bristol, Rhode Island.