Failures to face reality

This week’s Economist contains a review of a new book that sounds interesting: What Management Is: How it Works and Why it’s Everyone’s Business by Joan Magretta and Nan Stone ( | Management | The wood as well as the trees). The line that caught my eye was:

Management is about understanding people and all the heartache that flesh is heir to. "Failures of strategy", she [Magretta] says, "are often failures to face reality." This echoes some of the most original current writing about management, where the findings of psychology and sociology are applied to the building of organisations.