It highlighted the multi-faceted demands any organisation places on a manager: leadership, motivation and the ability to form networked connections; information management and dissemination; control and regulation; the ability to take appropriate and decisive action, manage crises, allocate resources, negotiate, etc. Reading Mintzberg reinforced my belief that there is no one-stop solution to knowing how to manage, but it allowed me to reappraise my own experience and learn from it, and illustrated that there is nothing more useful as a starting point for learning than a sound theory.
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