Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, Fifth Edition

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 8/5/2013
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The Classic Leadership Resources Now In Its 5th Edition!

First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal's bestselling text has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model provides four different perspectives through which organizations can be understood.

The Structural Frame focuses on organization structure and provides insight into how managers and leaders within organizations can better organize and structure organizations, groups, and teams to get results.

The Human Resource Frame focuses on the people in organizations and provides insight into how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics.

The Political Frame focuses on the political dynamics in organizations and examines how managers and leaders in organizations can understand power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics.

The Symbolic Frame focuses on meaning and culture in organizations, and provides insight into how leaders and managers can shape culture, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story.

Bolman and Deal update their classic with coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, changing workforces, offshoring, and leadership across cultures. An Instructor's Guide and personal leadership orientations assessment are available online at www.wiley.com/college/bolman.

Author Biography

Lee G. Bolman holds the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. In addition to his many books with Terry Deal, he is also coauthor of Reframing Academic Leadership with Joan V. Gallos.

Terrence E. Deal left active university life as the Irving R. Melbo Clinical Professor of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. He is the coauthor of twenty-three books, including the bestselling Corporate Cultures (with A. A. Kennedy, 1982) and Managing the Hidden Organization (with W. A. Jenkins, 1994).

Bolman and Deal are also coauthors of Leading with Soul (now in its third edition), Wizard and Warrior, and their forthcoming book, Reframing Leadership (also from Wiley).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

PART ONE Making Sense of Organizations 1

1 Introduction: The Power of Reframing 3

2 Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations 23

PART TWO The Structural Frame 41

3 Getting Organized 43

4 Structure and Restructuring 69

5 Organizing Groups and Teams 95

PART THREE The Human Resource Frame 113

6 People and Organizations 115

7 Improving Human Resource Management 137

8 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics 161

PART FOUR The Political Frame 183

9 Power, Conflict, and Coalition 185

10 The Manager as Politician 205

11 Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents 225

PART FIVE The Symbolic Frame 243

12 Organizational Symbols and Culture 245

13 Culture in Action 271

14 Organization as Theater 285

PART SIX Improving Leadership Practice 303

15 Integrating Frames for Effective Practice 305

16 Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils 323

17 Reframing Leadership 337

18 Reframing Change in Organizations 371

19 Reframing Ethics and Spirit 393

20 Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action 407

21 Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership 431

Appendix: The Best of Organizational Studies 435

Notes 439

Bibliography 441

The Authors 483

Name Index 485

Subject Index 497

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