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Managers Not MBAs by Henry Mintzberg

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11 DEVELOPING MANAGERS II Five Mindsets

This is the course in advanced physics. That means the instructor finds the subject confusing. If he didn’t, the course would be called elementary physics.

—LUIS ALVAREZ, NOBEL LAUREATE, 1964

Let us turn now to the core of the IMPM, the classroom activities built around the five mindsets. The distinctive nature of each, combined with our particular pedagogy, posed quite a challenge to each of the module teams, forcing them to think afresh. In this chapter, I describe the five results, after introducing the basic issues we had to face in designing all of the modules. Our intention has been to create five unique experiences that blend into a single integrated program.

DESIGNING THE MODULES

Our ...

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