Organizational culture and leadership

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Jossey-Bass, Feb 1, 1991 - Business & Economics - 358 pages
This second edition updates Schein's influential understanding of culture - what it is, how it is created, how it evolves, and how it can be changed - and lucidly demonstrates the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve their organizations' goals and fulfill their missions. Schein shows how to identify, nurture, and shape the cultures of organizations in any stage of development, and presents critical new learnings and practices in the field, including additional work on subcultures. The result is a vital aid to understanding and practicing organizational effectiveness.

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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

Contents

Why Culture Must Be Better Understood
23
Functions of Culture in Organizations
49
Content and Levels of Culture
85
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About the author (1991)

EDGAR H. SCHEIN is professor of management at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the founders of the field of organizational development, Schein has authored numerous books and consults with organizations worldwide. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.