Organizational Culture and Leadership

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Wiley, Jul 15, 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

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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