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Organizational Culture and Leadership (The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series)

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Edgar H. Schein, «Organizational Culture and Leadership»
Jossey-Bass | ISBN 0787968455 | 3 Edition (Aug. 2, 2004) | PDF | 1.2 Mb | 464 Pages

Review
"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)

Book Description
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.

Book Info
Second edition presents new learnings and practices in the field of organizational culture. Offers a wealth of fresh research and new case examples. DLC: Corporate culture. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap
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. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
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.

Praise for Prior Editions of

"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

About the Author
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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