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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"--Provided by publisher. Read more... Part One: Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined -- 1. The Concept of Organizational Culture: Why Bother? -- 2. The Three Levels of Culture -- 3. Cultures in Organizations: Two Case Examples -- 4. Macrocultures, Subcultures, and Microcultures -- Part Two: The Dimensions of Culture -- 5. Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues -- 6. Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration -- 7. Deeper Cultural Assumptions: What is Reality and Truth? -- 8. Deeper Cultural Assumptions: The Nature of Time and Space -- 9. Deeper Cultural Assumptions: Human Nature, Activity, and Relationships -- 10. Culture Typologies and Culture Surveys -- 11. Deciphering Organizational Cultures -- Part Three: The Leadership Role in Building, Embedding, and Evolving Culture -- 12. How Culture Emerges in New Groups -- 13. How Founder/Leaders Create Organizational Cultures -- 14. How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture -- 15. The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational "Midlife" -- 16. What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes -- Part Four: How Leaders Can Manage Culture Change -- 17. A Conceptual Model for Managed Culture Change -- 18. Culture Assessment as Part of Managed Organizational Change -- 19. Illustrations of Organizational Culture Changes -- Part Five: New Roles for Leaders and Leadership -- 20. The Learning Culture and the Learning Leader -- 21. Cultural Islands: Managing Multicultural Groups
More About the Author
Edgar Henry Schein (born March 5, 1928), a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career development, group process consultation, and organizational culture.