Edgar H. Schein
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Edgar H. Schein

Ed Schein is Professor Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He was educated at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology. He worked at the Walter Reed Institute of Research for four years and then joined MIT, where he taught until 2005. He has published extensively-- _Organizational Psychology_, 3d Ed. (1980), _Process Consultation Revisited_ (1999), career dynamics (_Career Anchors_, 4th ed. With John Van Maanen, 2013), _Organizational Culture and Leadership_, 5th Ed. (2016), _The Corporate Culture Survival Guide_, 2d Ed., (2009), a cultural analysis of Singapore's economic miracle (_Strategic Pragmatism_, 1996), and Digital Equipment Corp.'s rise and fall (_DEC is Dead; Long Live DEC_, 2003).

In 2009 he published _Helping_, a book on the general theory and practice of giving and receiving help followed in 2013 by _Humble Inquiry_ which explores why helping is so difficult in western culture, and which won the 2013 business book of the year award from the Dept. of Leadership of San Diego University. In Spring 2016, Ed released _Humble Consulting_ which revises the whole model of how to consult and coach.

Ed's latest release, co-authored with his son Peter A. Schein, is _Humble Leadership_ which proposes a new way of thinking about leadership based on relationships, openness and trust, challenging traditional notions of hierarchy, "professional distance" and transactional leadership.

Ed and Peter continue to consult with various local and international organizations on a variety of organizational culture and career development issues, with special emphasis on safety and quality in health care, the nuclear energy industry, and the US Forest Service. An important focus of this new consulting is to focus on the interaction of occupational/organizational subcultures and how they interact with career anchors to determine the effectiveness and safety of organizations.

Ed Schein is the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award of the Academy of Management, the 2012 recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in Organization Development from the International OD Network, and has an Honorary Doctorate from the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia.

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    • Humble Inquiry

    • The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
    • By: Edgar H. Schein
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the read

    • By Jennifer Grant on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fifth Edition

    • By: Edgar H. Schein, Peter Schein
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    This is the classic reference book for managers and students seeking a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship of organizational culture dynamics and leadership....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fantastic. Very informative .

    • By ralph j. on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust

    • The Humble Leadership Series
    • By: Edgar H. Schein, Peter A. Schein
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Leadership is a relationship - but that relationship must change, say legendary organizational scholar Edgar Schein and former Silicon Valley executive Peter Schein. The vertical hierarchy is hopelessly inflexible and outdated....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster

    • By: Edgar H. Schein
    • Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    This book reveals what it takes for consultants of all types, as well as organizational leaders, to be really helpful in dealing with complex, systemic, constantly changing organizational problems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "The learning process is never finished..."

    • By C. Wilson on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Helping

    • How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help
    • By: Edgar Schein
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In this seminal book on helping, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the dynamics of helping relationships and explains why help is often not helpful....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Pleasant Surprise

    • By Fred on 06-11-16
    • How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help
    • By: Edgar Schein
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 02-01-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Organizational Culture and Leadership

    • The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series
    • By: Edgar H. Schein
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Regarded as one of the most influential management books of all time....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I need the abridged version

    • By Loren on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, New and Revised Edition

    • By: Edgar H. Schein
    • Narrated by: Charlie Glaize
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate culture....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No practical benefit.

    • By WholeSolutionsDude on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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