Organizational Culture and Leadership
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:
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
Organizational Culture and Leadership Deﬁned
The Three Levels of Culture
Two Case Examples
Macrocultures Subcultures and Microcultures
The Dimensions of Culture
Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues
Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration
Embedding and Evolving Culture
How FoundersLeaders Create Organizational Cultures
How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture
The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational Midlife
What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes
How Leaders Can Manage
Culture Assessment as Part of Managed Organizational Change
Illustrations of Organizational Culture Changes
What is Reality and Truth?
The Nature of Time and Space
Human Nature Activity and Relationships
Culture Typologies and Culture Surveys
Deciphering Organizational Cultures