Organizational Culture and Leadership

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Wiley, Jul 8, 2004 - Business & Economics - 450 pages
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In this third edition of his classic book, Edgar Schein shows how to transform the abstract concept of culture into a practical tool that managers and students can use to understand the dynamics of organizations and change.

Organizational pioneer Schein updates his influential understanding of culture–what it is, how it is created, how it evolves, and how it can be changed. Focusing on today’s business realities, Schein draws on a wide range of contemporary research to redefine culture, offers new information on the topic of occupational cultures, and demonstrates the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve organizational goals. He also tackles the complex question of how an existing culture can be changed–one of the toughest challenges of leadership. The result is a vital resource for understanding and practicing organizational effectiveness.

Praise for Prior Editions of

"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

About the author (2004)

Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is founding editor of the journal of the Society for Organizational Learning, and author of numerous books, including The Corporate Culture Survival Guide.

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