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The book that defined the field, updated and expanded for today's organizations.
Organizational Culture and Leadership is the classic reference for managers and students seeking a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship of organizational culture dynamics and leadership. Author Edgar Schein is the 'father' of organizational culture, world-renowned for his expertise and research in the field; in this book, he analyzes and illustrates through cases the abstract concept of culture and shows its importance to the management of organizational change. This new fifth edition shows how culture has become a popular concept leading to a wide variety of research and implementation by various organizations and expands the focus on the role of national cultures in influencing culture dynamics, including some practical concepts for how to deal with international differences.
Special emphasis is given to how the role of leadership varies with the age of the organization from founding, through mid-life to old age as the cultural issues vary at each stage. How culture change is managed at each stage and in different types of organizations is emphasized as a central concern of leader behavior.
This landmark book is considered the defining resource in the field. Drawing on a wide range of research, this fifth edition contains 25 percent new and revised material to provide the most relevant new concepts and perspectives alongside the basic culture model that has helped to define the field.


Dig into assumptions and typologies to decipher organizational culture
Learn how culture begins, thrives, or dies with leadership
Manage cultural change effectively and appropriately
Understand the leader's role in managing disparate groups

The resurgence of interest in organizational culture has spurred an awakening in research, and new information is continuously coming to light. Outdated practices are being replaced by more effective methods, and the resulting shift affects organizations everywhere. Organizational Culture and Leadership is an essential resource for scholars, consultants and leaders seeking continuous improvement in the face of today's business realities.
©2017 Edgar H. Schein (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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By ralph j. on 07-19-17

Absolutely fantastic. Very informative .

It is an excellent read. I think everyone should have this audible app and have this book on at all phases of their life. This is extremely functional and important material/information for college students, Individual seeking self improvement or Those just trying to improve their working environments. Should listen to frequently as every time I have I've always learn something new. It's like one of those little hidden perspectives that just sneaks up on you and says here I am. Extremely useful. Run with-it!

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By Dan Collins on 11-13-17

Leadership and Organization = Package Deal

There is no leadership without a thorough understanding of organization. In this book, the author demonstrates their encyclopedic knowledge of organizations and uses that to educate their listener as to the strengths and weaknesses in each case. The thing I found compelling about this book is the author's humility in the approach to the subject. He preaches the need of a company to not be told about their organizational challenges but to figure it out for themselves. The author helps us understand our own situation and provides a robust framework from which we can adjust accordingly.

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