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If you ever feel that you're having trouble working out how to manage in a complex and ever-changing world, you might take some solace from this selection. Henry Mintzberg is widely recognized as one of the most important management thinkers of all time.

His book Simply Managing contains a section called "Managing on Tightropes" where he considers 11 "inescapable conundrums of managing." This selection contains only the last 2, which most closely relate to change management. Here you have one of the greatest management minds in the world telling you that there is no "right" answer, no simple easy solution; everything is always a matter of balance and judgment.

A feature of man...