The Management Myth Why the Experts Keep Getting it Wrong

"A devastating bombardment of managerial thinking and the profession of management consulting…A serious and valuable polemic." —Wall Street Journal Fresh from Oxford with a degree in philosophy and no particular interest in business, ...

The Management Myth  Why the Experts Keep Getting it Wrong

"A devastating bombardment of managerial thinking and the profession of management consulting…A serious and valuable polemic." —Wall Street Journal Fresh from Oxford with a degree in philosophy and no particular interest in business, Matthew Stewart might not have seemed a likely candidate to become a consultant. But soon he was telling veteran managers how to run their companies. In narrating his own ill-fated (and often hilarious) odyssey at a top-tier firm, Stewart turns the consultant’s merciless, penetrating eye on the management industry itself. The Management Myth offers an insightful romp through the entire history of thinking about management, a withering critique of pseudoscience in management theory, and a clear explanation of why the MBA usually amounts to so much BS—leading us through the wilderness of American business thought.

The Management Myth

John Perkins, best-selling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and The Secret History of the American Empire Filled with fascinating insider anecdotes and featuring a who s who of the consulting world . . . this book will enlighten ...

The Management Myth

A former management consultant traces his rise as an unlikely business guru, sharing scathing critiques of popular business authorities from Frederick Taylor to Tom Peters while offering insights into the management industry itself.

Summary The Management Myth Matthew Stewart

This work offers a summary of the book “THE MANAGEMENT MYTH: Why the Experts Keep Getting It Wrong” by Matthew Stewart.

Summary   The Management Myth   Matthew Stewart

This work offers a summary of the book “THE MANAGEMENT MYTH: Why the Experts Keep Getting It Wrong” by Matthew Stewart. The “management myth” is that business management is a body of discrete and specialized technical expertise which is a formal academic discipline. According to Stewart, this is an illusion which has been created by self-proclaimed business gurus, business book authors and the business school industry. Management is at best a pseudoscience, the latest iteration of the long held American tradition of trying to offer technological solutions to far-reaching political and moral problems. Matthew Stewart came to the management consulting industry as a complete outsider as he had a doctorate in philosophy rather than an MBA. Regardless, Matthew worked for ten years first as a management consultant and then as a founding partner of a new consulting firm. He analyzed business training and the business schools who award 140,000 MBAs every year. In The Management Myth, he draws conclusions based on his experience. According to Stewart, “a good manager is nothing more or less than a good and well educated person”. The Management Myth presents an innovative thinking. This well-written book will interest anyone wanting to achieve success in business and other organizations.

The Management Myth

The Management Myth not only explores alternative ways of thinking about the world in which we work, it also highlights the impact of technological and global change, and brings together in a highly perceptive and challenging way the key ...

The Management Myth

The Management Myth not only explores alternative ways of thinking about the world in which we work, it also highlights the impact of technological and global change, and brings together in a highly perceptive and challenging way the key issues, dilemmas and paradoxes confronting today's organisations. Book jacket.

Frederick W Taylor the Father of Scientific Management

Recounts the life of the man whose idea of analysing work transformed management, and seeks to show how his theories apply today

Frederick W  Taylor  the Father of Scientific Management

Recounts the life of the man whose idea of analysing work transformed management, and seeks to show how his theories apply today

Attention Management Extended Excerpt

Discover the revolutionary antidote to overload and exhaustion — read the extended excerpt of Attention Management (available September 2019) to find out to find out how attention management can change your life!

Attention Management Extended Excerpt

Discover the revolutionary antidote to overload and exhaustion — read the extended excerpt of Attention Management (available September 2019) to find out to find out how attention management can change your life! Have you tried everything to become more productive—but you're still too busy and stressed? That's because the old approaches to productivity just don't work in today's fast-paced, tech-driven workplaces. What does work? Time management is outdated. Attention management is the solution you need. Attention management is the most essential skill you need to live a life of choice rather than a life of reaction and distraction. It's a collection of behaviors, including focus, mindfulness, control, presence, flow, and other skills, that will support your success. Productivity speaker, trainer, and author Maura Nevel Thomas shows you how to master attention management with practical strategies that make an immediate impact.

Myth in Modern Media Management and Marketing

Managementitself undergoes the process of mythologisation, especially in the ... While describing, that central management myth comprises doctrines of ...

Myth in Modern Media Management and Marketing

The development of communication technology and the proliferation of centers that collect, interpret, and transmit information does not mean that communities have become a more transparent and enlightened environment. If anything, the pioneering research of modern communication signifies the ambiguity of individual and collective existence. Myth in Modern Media Management and Marketing is an essential reference source that discusses the analysis of the role of myth and mythical thinking in the operation of media organizations and their functioning on the media market. Featuring research on topics such as social media, brand management, and advertising, this book is ideally designed for social media analysts, media specialists, public relations managers, media managers, marketers, advertisers, students, researchers, and professionals involved with media and new media management.

Myths of Management

This management myth is one of the most damaging of all and also one of the hardest to shake off. Bosses need to set themselves free.

Myths of Management

Is it really true that working longer hours makes you more successful? Do you really need to hide your emotions in order to gain respect as a manager? Does higher pay really always lead to higher performance? The world of management is blighted by fads, fiction and falsehoods. In Myths of Management, Cary Cooper and Stefan Stern take you on an entertaining journey through the most famous myths surrounding the much-written about topic of management. They debunk false assumptions, inject truth into over-simplifications and tackle damaging habits head-on. Fascinating insights from psychology, leadership theory and organizational behaviour provide you with a compelling and practical guide to avoid falling into the trap of cliché, misinformation and prejudice. This engaging read offers you authentic insights into the reality of work, drawn from extensive research and real-world business examples, to give you the essential knowledge you need to become a better manager. Whether cheesy, naïve or even destructive, management myths could be holding you back and stifling your team's potential. Myths of Management is the guide you need to become an enlightened manager.

Bad Weather Management

Bad Weather Management


Crisis Management Myth Or Monster

Crisis management is defined to be the expansion of the commitments on an organization beyond the capability of its normal resources to respond adequately to all of them.

Crisis Management  Myth Or Monster

Crisis management is defined to be the expansion of the commitments on an organization beyond the capability of its normal resources to respond adequately to all of them. Crisis commitments are imposed with relatively short notice, with vague prioritization and without the privelege of reclama by the organization. Under conditions of goal conflict and workday extension, the organization and its environment are statically and dynamically modelled to demonstrate the critical nature of the time element in the management of crises. An in-depth analysis of the supporting situational elements within the Navy is conducted. Emphasis is placed on the structure of the Navy bureaucracy and its effectiveness in the unstable environment which the U.S. military faces. The contribution of bureaucracy to the institutionalization of crisis management as a standard procedure is examined. The sociological norms of individual behavior which are operant in maintaining the crisis management standard are also emphasized. Recommendations for further research and for interim actions to remedy this dysfunctional symptom are proposed. (Author).

Media and Digital Management

The Management Myth. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009. 20 Crainer, Stuart and Des Dearlove. “The Short History of Great Business Ideas.

Media and Digital Management

Being a successful manager or entrepreneur requires creativity, innovation, and performance. It also requires an understanding of the principles and tools of management. Aimed at the college market, this book is a short, foundational volume on media management. It summarizes the major dimensions of a business school curriculum and applies them to the entire media, media-tech, and digital sectors. Its chapters cover—in a jargonless, non-technical way—the major functions of management. First, creating a media product: the financing of projects and the management of technology, HR, production operations, intellectual assets, and government relations. Second, harvesting the product created: market research, marketing, pricing, and distribution. And third, the control loop: media accounting and strategy planning. In the process, this book becomes an indispensable resource for those aiming for a career in the media and digital field, both in startups and established organizations. This book is designed to help those aiming to join the media and digital sector to become creative managers and managerial creatives. It aims to make them more knowledgeable, less blinded by hype, more effective, and more responsible.

Leading and Managing Education

management strategies that emanate from particular dominant cultures : Myth 1 that there is a march from previous old - fashioned personnel approaches to a ...

Leading and Managing Education

Provides a range of perspectives on key themes, drawing on contrasting examples of practice from different national and cultural settings, mapping the international landscape of leadership and management in education.

Transforming the Company

"This positive and thought-provoking book will uplift, inspire and enlighten."-- Manager magazine

Transforming the Company

"This positive and thought-provoking book will uplift, inspire and enlighten."-- Manager magazine