Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What's the Fuss Over Leadership?

As I wrote in "An Inconvenient Renewal", I am growing tired of hearing the words leaders and leadership everywhere, especially when it is used in reference to managers.

The whole issue of "Management vs. Leadership" will be the topic of my next paper, which I intend to release sometime next spring.

In the meantime, I invite you to watch this short interview with my favourite management guru (and a Canadian too!), Henry Mintzberg. (Note: The juicy stuff begins at the 2:50 mark.)

If you are not familiar with the work of Mintzberg, I would recommend the following readings:

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