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The 5 Minds of a Manager

McGill professor Henry Mintzberg’s, one of the leading thinkers on management and strategy, suggests that effective managers operate with 5 distinct mindsets, mostly simultaneously:

“There are five ways in which managers interpret and deal with the world around them. Each has a dominant subject,

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Simple, Complicated and Complex

An excerpt from our new book: Nelson, G.V. and Dickens, P.M. Leading in Disorienting Times: Navigating Church and Organizational Change. Chalice Press – Look for it March, 2015.

We are aware of the propensity of some leaders to want to simplify problems so they appear solvable.[i] As comforting as that might feel in the moment,

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