Managerial Mystique: Restoring Leadership in Business

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9780060917081: Managerial Mystique: Restoring Leadership in Business

The book is a critical assessment of the managerial mystique practiced in business and taught in business schools. It seeks to make the case for bringing the human character back to center stage in the drama of bbusiness.

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In this study of modern corporate management, Harvard Business School professor Zaleznik ( Power and the Corporate Mind ) examines the phenomenon of charismatic leaders (Lee Iacocca, Ronald Reagan), the role of young MBAs, the often merely theoretical nature of business ethics, the "deniability" cloak for top echelons in corporate scandals and other nettlesome aspects of business today. Management leaders must project a company's future, know what to do and be persistent in implementing decisions, stresses the author, but compulsively "professional" executives seeking efficiency, cooperation and control can stir up undesirable internal politics. Zaleznik repeatedly cites Niccolo Machiavelli's advice on ruling, which is at once more specific than the treatise at hand and more concise.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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