Henry Mintzberg to Receive Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Henry Mintzberg will become only the third person in history to receive the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award, given to someone who has had a long term impact on the way people think about and practice management and leadership.

“His opinions are always founded on deep research. He has swum against the tide – such as with his views on MBA programs and directly examining what managers spend their time doing – but has usually been proved right.”

Renowned management thinker and author, Henry Mintzberg, will be only the third person ever to receive the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, has previously only bestowed this award on Charles Handy and Ikujiro Nonaka.

“The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to someone who has had a long-term impact on the way people think about and practice management,” explains Thinkers50 co-founder, Des Dearlove. “Henry Mintzberg has done that and much more. He has been an intellectual trailblazer from his very first book – The Nature of Managerial Work – to his work on strategy and his pioneering executive education programs.” Now, Henry is making a profound impact on management and leadership development directly in the enterprise through his organization CoachingOurselves, providing a platform for managers to learn from and coach each other during reflective discussions right in the workplace.

Henry recalls: "In 1997, Stuart Crainer met me at Heathrow Airport as I arrived overnight from Montreal. It was the only time we could connect, to interview me for a book he was writing with Des Dearlove about management ideas and gurus.
This guru business must be very competitive, Stuart suggested. Not at all, I said: I never felt any competition. And then I blurted this out in my jet-lagged stupor (words I remember clearly): 'I never set out to be the best. It’s too low a standard. I set out to be good.' It's so nice to be recognized for being good." http://thinkers50.com/blog/what-i-really-think-the-best-is-too-low-a-standard/

About CoachingOurselves:
CoachingOurselves International Inc. provides a library of 80 modules, each of which guides managers to learn from and coach each other during 90 minute reflective discussions. The modules are grouped in a series to create leadership programs for organizations to develop themselves using Mintzberg`s peer coaching methodology.

CoachingOurselves Contact: Warren Cohen, 514-973-3242

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