However the book sometimes was a bit too theoretical.
My favorite excerpt:
Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant. This is what organization is all about, and it is the reason that management is the critical, determining factor. These days, practically all of us work for a managed institution, large or small, business or nonbusiness. We depend on management for our livelihoods. And our ability to contribute to society also depends as much on the management of the organization for which we work as it does on our own skills, dedication, and effort.