Organizational Culture and Leadership / Edition 4

Organizational Culture and Leadership / Edition 4

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by Edgar H. Schein
     
 

Regarded as one of the most influential management books of all time, this fourth and completely updated edition of Edgar Schein's Organizational Culture and Leadership focuses on today's complex business realities and draws on a wide range of contemporary research to demonstrate the crucial role of leaders in applying the principles of culture to achieve

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Regarded as one of the most influential management books of all time, this fourth and completely updated edition of Edgar Schein's Organizational Culture and Leadership focuses on today's complex business realities and draws on a wide range of contemporary research to demonstrate the crucial role of leaders in applying the principles of culture to achieve their organizational goals.

Edgar Schein explores how leadership and culture are fundamentally intertwined, and reveals key findings about leadership and culture including:

  • Leaders are entrepreneurs and the main architects of culture
  • Once cultures are formed they influence what kind of leadership is possible

If elements of the culture become dysfunctional, it is the leader's responsibility to do something to speed up culture change.

In addition, the book contains new information that reflects culture at different levels of analysis from national and ethnic macroculture to team-based microculture.

Praise for Prior Editions of Organizational Culture and Leadership

"Worth reading again and again and again."
Booklist

"An organizational development pioneer uses an anthropological approach to address a leader's role in shaping group and organizational dynamics."
Knowledge Management

"[Schein] is, to use an overworked word, a guru, the recognized expert in the field."
Inside Business

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470190609
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series, #4
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
102,446
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Organizational culture and leadership defined1
1The concept of organizational culture : why bother?3
2The levels of culture25
3Cultures in organizations : two case examples39
4How culture emerges in new groups63
Pt. 2The dimensions of culture85
5Assumptions about external adaptation issues87
6Assumptions about managing internal integration111
7Deeper cultural assumptions about reality and truth137
8Assumptions about the nature of time and space151
9Assumptions about human nature, activity, and relationships171
10Cultural typologies189
11Deciphering culture203
Pt. 3The leadership role in culture building, embedding, and evolving223
12How leaders begin culture creation225
13How leaders embed and transmit culture245
14The changing role of leadership in organizational "midlife"273
15What leaders need to know about how culture changes291
16A conceptual model for managed culture change319
17Assessing cultural dimensions : a ten-step intervention337
18A case of organizational (cultural?) change365
19The learning culture and the learning leader393

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