Organizational Culture and Leadership

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 24, 2006 - Business & Economics - 464 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.
  

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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

The Concept of Organizational Culture Why Bother?
3
The Levels of Culture
25
Culture in Organizations Two Case Examples
39
How Culture Emerges in New Groups
63
The Dimensions of Culture
85
Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues
87
Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration
111
Deeper Cultural Assumptions About Reality and Truth
137
The Leadership Role in Culture Building Embedding and Evolving
223
How Leaders Begin Culture Creation
225
How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture
245
The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational Midlife
273
What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes
291
A Conceptual Model for Managed Culture Change
319
Assessing Culture Dimensions A TenStep Intervention
337
A Case of Organizational Cultural? Change
365

Assumptions About the Nature of Time and Space
151
Assumptions About Human Nature Activity and Relationships
171
Cultural Typologies
189
Deciphering Culture
203
The Learning Culture and the Learning Leader
393
References
419
Index
429
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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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