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Apr 6, 2011

If you've ever sat through one of my workshops or keynotes on leadership or project management, you've likely clued to the fact that I have a rather low tolerance for the purely academic. By that I mean ideas, models, and theories that sound great on a whiteboard but are seemingly impossible to be practically applied in the real world.

When it comes to management, it's easy to find books that pontificate theory. But every once in a while you come across one that is a breath of fresh air, where the author says it how it is instead of how it should be.

An example of one of those books is the latest from Professor Henry Mintzberg, entitled Management? It's Not What You Think! It's a thought-provoking, at times irreverent look at this craft we call management.

To give you a taste of what you'll find in this new book, I'm excited to share a recent discussion I had with Henry in this episode.

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I am so excited to be rolling out our new Leadership Fast Track Program! Can you think of someone in your area who is a high-performing manager that the organization wants to continue to pour into? Or someone who knows the business or technical aspects of their job but could use some help developing their people skills? Or maybe it's someone who is not currently in a management role but is seen as a future leader?

If that applies to you or someone you know, you have to check out the Leadership Fast Track Program! This innovative program provides workshops, leadership assessments, and one-on-one executive coaching with me. And it's all designed to minimize your time away from your work.

There's an early bird discount for those who sign up before May 1, 2011. Go to to download a free brochure.


Thank you for joining us for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!