Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

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Wiley, Jan 9, 2013 - Business & Economics - 512 pages
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In this third edition of their best-selling classic, authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal explain the powerful tool of "reframing." The authors have distilled the organizational literature into a comprehensive approach for looking at situations from more than one angle. Their four frames view organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:
  • The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics
  • The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics
  • The Symbolic Frame: how to shape a culture that gives purpose and meaning to work, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story

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Review: Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

User Review  - Vmay - Goodreads

This text gives insights into the four frames of leadership and gives in depth explanations about theories of leadership styles. It was helpful in explaining how different organizations work and how leaders in organizations lead. Read full review

Review: Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

User Review  - Quyen Wickham - Goodreads

A good integration of theory in organizations but the book could have easily been half the volume. Perhaps it was the long samples, but I got it without the long explanations. But then, perhaps I would have received it better had I been a business executive rather than an academic. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal are the best-selling authors of Leading with Soul. Bolman holds the Marion Bloch Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Business, University of Missouri—Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education at the Rossier School, University of Southern California, and an international consultant to business, health care, military, educational, and religious organizations.

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