Organizational Culture and Leadership

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 16, 2010 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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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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Review: Organizational Culture and Leadership (The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series)

User Review  - Roger Miller - Goodreads

A tough, technical read. But great insights into what makes up a culture. Last three chapters best in whole book. A point he makes is that to be a leaders who changes the culture: Successful ... Read full review

Review: Organizational Culture and Leadership (The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series)

User Review  - Bob Wallner - Goodreads

“Culture” is the current buzz word, but until recently, I honestly had no idea what was meant by a company's “culture”. Dr. Edgar Schein, in his excellent book Organizational Culture and Leadership ... Read full review

Contents

Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined
1
Why Bother?
7
The Three Levels of Culture
23
Two Case Examples
35
Macrocultures Subcultures and Microcultures
55
The Dimensions of Culture
69
Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues
73
Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration
93
Embedding and Evolving Culture
195
How FoundersLeaders Create Organizational Cultures
219
How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture
235
The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational Midlife
259
What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes
273
How Leaders Can Manage
297
Culture Assessment as Part of Managed Organizational Change
315
Illustrations of Organizational Culture Changes
329

What is Reality and Truth?
115
The Nature of Time and Space
125
Human Nature Activity and Relationships
143
Culture Typologies and Culture Surveys
157
Deciphering Organizational Cultures
177
The Learning Culture and the Learning Leader
365
Managing Multicultural Groups
385
References
401
Index
415
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About the author (2010)

Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous books, including Process Consultation Revisited, The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, Career Anchors, and most recently, Helping: How to Offer, Give and Receive Help.

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