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What managers (teachers) really do

…you have a choice of managing through information, or through people, or through action. You’re going to manage through all of them, but understand the difference and understand the choices.

– Dr. Henry Mintzberg,
via What Managers Really Do in Businesses and Other Organizations –

I really like what Dr. Mintzberg has to say in this interview about the work of managers within organizations. Though they may not perceive themselves in the same way, I’ve always thought of students as the workers in the “learning factory” and teachers as their managers. What Dr. Mintzberg says here can be easily applied to the classroom (or to parenting). It makes me want to read his new book!

Posted in My Thoughts, Quotes.

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