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Regarded as one of the most influential management books of all time, this fourth edition of Leadership and Organizational Culture transforms the abstract concept of culture into a tool that can be used to better shape the dynamics of organization and change.
This updated edition focuses on today's business realities. Edgar Schein draws on a wide range of contemporary research to redefine culture and demonstrate the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve their organizational goals.
"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 Busin
Table of Contents
|Preface to Fourth Edition|
|Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined|
|The Concept of Organizational Culture: Why Bother?|
|The Three Levels of Culture|
|Cultures in Organizations: Two Case Examples|
|Macrocultures, Subcultures, and Microcultures|
|The Dimensions of Culture|
|Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues|
|Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration|
|Deeper Cultural Assumptions: What is Reality and Truth?|
|Deeper Cultural Assumptions: The Nature of Time and Space|
|Deeper Cultural Assumptions: Human Nature, Activity, and Relationships|
|Culture Typologies and Culture Surveys|
|Deciphering Organizational Cultures|
|The Leadership Role in Building, Embedding, and Evolving Culture|
|How Culture Emerges in New Groups|
|How Founder/Leaders 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 Change|
|A Conceptual Model for Managed Culture Change|
|Culture Assessment as Part of Managed Organizational Change|
|Illustrations of Organizational Culture Changes|
|New Roles for Leaders and Leadership|
|The Learning Culture and the Learning Leader|
|Cultural Islands: Managing Multicultural Groups|
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