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Organizational Culture and Leadership: The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series | [Edgar H. Schein]

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

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.
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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.

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    Marty East Thetford, VT, United States 07-03-13
    Marty East Thetford, VT, United States 07-03-13 Member Since 2008

    Marty Jacobs consults in the areas of strategic planning, board governance, leadership development, and community engagement.

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    "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!"

    Edgar Schein is the leading theorist on organizational culture and process consultation, and this book is the standard bearer for understanding organizational culture and how to change it. The book is divided into five parts: defining organizational culture and leadership, discussing dimensions of organizational culture, outlining the leadership role in building and developing culture, outlining how leaders can manage culture change, and discussing new leadership roles that are evolving into today's organizations. He makes a critical point that if leaders are not proactive about managing their organizations' culture, that culture will ultimately manage them. As is often quoted in organization development circles, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast!" He also outlines the steps leaders can take to conduct their own cultural analysis. While the book is intended to be academic and is fairly dense, the organizational stories Schein uses throughout the book as illustrative examples add life to the book. A great resource for any organizational leader!

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    Loren Bethesda, MD, United States 02-05-14
    Loren Bethesda, MD, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I need the abridged version"

    I listen to a lot of leadership and management books and so was looking forward to this based on the strong reviews. However, as one who reads in order to use the insights and practices in my work, I need books that get to the point a little faster. In addition, I listen while on my bike commute, so if things are dragging, I find myself thinking about other things.

    This book was just too slow and as I am about 5 hours in, I think I will pass this back and maybe read it when I am retired.

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    "The foundational book on Organizational Culture"
    If you could sum up Organizational Culture and Leadership in three words, what would they be?

    Although it is lacking a bit more of intercultural awareness and a less step by step and more holographic approach, that are needed for nowadays business environment it is a still an outstanding introduction to the complex world of organizational culture.I would say that any organizational culture practitioner must read it!


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    Beryl South Pasadena, CA, United States 12-03-12
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    "Praise for Schein's Classic Work"
    Would you listen to Organizational Culture and Leadership again? Why?

    I was glad to see Organizational Culture and Leadership on Audible as I have assigned this book to both upper division and graduate level courses on organizational communications.


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    Janice Thornton, CO, United States 11-06-12
    Janice Thornton, CO, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great tool!"
    Where does Organizational Culture and Leadership rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in the top five.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it did not, nor would I as you need time to apply and process the concepts.


    Any additional comments?

    It would have been nice to have access to the book in an ebook format that reads the text.

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