Organizational Culture and Leadership Book
Score: 4
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Organizational Culture and Leadership


  • Author : Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-07-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470640579

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Organizational Culture and Leadership Excerpt :

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.

Organizational Culture and Leadership Book
Score: 3
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Organizational Culture and Leadership


  • Author : Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 2010-08-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0470190604

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Organizational Culture and Leadership Excerpt :

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.

Win from Within Book

Win from Within


  • Author : James Heskett
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231554824

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Win from Within Excerpt :

There is significant evidence that an effective organizational culture provides a major competitive edge—higher levels of employee and customer engagement and loyalty translate into higher growth and profits. Many business leaders know this, yet few are doing much to improve their organizations’ cultures. They are discouraged by misguided beliefs that an executive’s tenure and an organization’s attention span are too short for meaningful transformation. James Heskett provides a roadmap for achievable and fast-paced culture change. He demonstrates that an effective culture supplies the trust that makes managing change of all kinds easier. It provides a foundation on which changes in strategy can be based, and it’s a competitive edge that can’t easily be hacked or copied. Examining leading companies around the world, Heskett details how organizational culture makes employees more loyal, more productive, and more creative. He discusses how to quantify its effects in order to sell the notion of culture change to the organization and considers how to preserve an organization’s culture in the face of the trend toward remote work hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Showing how leadership can bring about significant changes in a surprisingly short time span, Win from Within offers a playbook for developing and deploying culture that enables outsized results. It is a groundbreaking demonstration of organizational culture’s role as a foundation for strategic success—and its measurable impact on the bottom line.

Culture and Leadership Across the World Book
Score: 1
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Culture and Leadership Across the World


  • Author : Jagdeep S. Chhokar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135703790

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Culture and Leadership Across the World Excerpt :

Culture and Leadership Across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies of 25 Societies is the second major publication of GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness), a groundbreaking, large-scale project on international management research featuring contributions from nearly 18,000 middle managers from 1,000 organizations in 62 countries, perhaps the largest project of its kind ever undertaken. This volume effectively presents a complex collection of global research addressing the culture of particular countries, leadership qualities within those countries, and recommendations on how managers should conduct business in countries other than their own. A massive effort with a cross-cultural focus and broad international appeal, this book explores: how leadership is conceptualized and enacted in its cultural milieu; quantitative data including middle manager questionnaires, unobtrusive measurement, and participant observation data; qualitative research from interviews, focus groups, and media analyses; and theoretical and methodological pitfalls that arise in the effort to develop universal management theories. This book is a coherent and well-organized presentation of the findings of the GLOBE Project and will appeal to scholars in leadership, management, international business, cultural studies; and also to practicing managers.

Culture  Leadership  and Organizations Book

Culture Leadership and Organizations


  • Author : Robert J. House
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2004-04-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452208121

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Culture, Leadership, and Organizations reports the results of a ten-year research program, the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program. GLOBE is a long-term program designed to conceptualize, operationalize, test, and validate a cross-level integrated theory of the relationship between culture and societal, organizational, and leadership effectiveness. A team of 160 scholars worked together since 1994 to study societal culture, organizational culture, and attributes of effective leadership in 62 cultures. Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies reports the findings of the first two phases of GLOBE. The book is primarily based on the results of the survey of over 17,000 middle managers in three industries: banking, food processing, and telecommunications, as well as archival measures of country economic prosperity and the physical and psychological well-being of the cultures studied.

Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations Book

Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations


  • Author : Jaap J. Boonstra
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-12-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118469286

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Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations Excerpt :

The need for change within organizations is not uncommon, whether as a result of financial crisis, collaboration issues following an international merger, or other major events. But how can organizations effectively transform themselves? Jaap Boonstra argues that it is not possible to achieve positive strategic change without cultural change, but cultural change is itself not a simple process. So what steps can leaders take in order to tackle cultural change successfully and what are meaningful change strategies? Offering a clear vision on organizational change, Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations outlines the conditions and factors necessary for an organization’s positive strategic and cultural transformation. Boonstra explores the relationship between culture and leadership, and details ways to effectively combine and organize diverse approaches for strategic and cultural change within organizations. Throughout the text, he combines inspirational and conceptual material with practical examples and concrete interventions for planning and implementing these changes. The text is an invaluable addition for students of MBA and executive MBA programs, as well as a broad range of practitioners.

Organizational Culture and Leadership Book

Organizational Culture and Leadership


  • Author : Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0783765053

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Organizational Culture and Leadership Excerpt :

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 jacket.

Leadership and Organizational Culture Book

Leadership and Organizational Culture


  • Author : Thomas J. Sergiovanni
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0252013476

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Leadership and Organizational Culture Excerpt :

"This volume makes a special contribution to organizational analysis by developing the community element's influence on action and outcomes in organizational settings. To understand the volume is to understand what is meant by the community element and to appreciate its influence on organizational behavior. . . . The issues are whether or not leaders really matter to organizational performance, and if they do, how do they matter? The contributors to this book presume that leaders do matter [but] focus on the issue of how." -- Wall Street Review of Books "A thought-provoking and well-written book that elaborates the view that the three traditional perspectives -- political, management science, and human resources -- are inadequate for the understanding, analysis, and effective management of organizations." -- Harvard Educational Review

Humble Consulting Book

Humble Consulting


  • Author : Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626567221

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Humble Consulting Excerpt :

Consulting in Complex and Changing Times Organizations face challenges today that are too messy and complicated for consultants to simply play doctor: run a few tests, offer a neat diagnosis of the “problem,” and recommend a solution. Edgar Schein argues that consultants have to jettison the old idea of professional distance and work with their clients in a more personal way, emphasizing authentic openness, curiosity, and humility. Schein draws deeply on his own decades of experience, offering over two dozen case studies that illuminate each stage of this humble consulting process. Just as he did with Process Consultation nearly fifty years ago, Schein has once again revolutionized the field, enabling consultants to be more genuinely helpful and vastly more effective.

Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture Book
Score: 5
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Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture


  • Author : Kim S. Cameron
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-01-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118047057

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Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture Excerpt :

Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture provides a framework, a sense-making tool, a set of systematic steps, and a methodology for helping managers and their organizations carefully analyze and alter their fundamental culture. Authors, Cameron and Quinn focus on the methods and mechanisms that are available to help managers and change agents transform the most fundamental elements of their organizations. The authors also provide instruments to help individuals guide the change process at the most basic level—culture. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture offers a systematic strategy for internal or external change agents to facilitate foundational change that in turn makes it possible to support and supplement other kinds of change initiatives.

Organizational Culture in Action Book

Organizational Culture in Action


  • Author : Gerald W. Driskill
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452237930

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Organizational Culture in Action Excerpt :

This book is a practical guide to "reading" the culture of organizations and to understanding the implications of culture for organizational effectiveness. Beginning with an explanation of the theories of organizational culture, the book provides guidance on collecting information, leading students through qualitative research methods of observation, interviewing, and analyzing written texts. Students come away equipped to apply cultural insights to fostering diversity, supporting organizational change, making leadership more dynamic, understanding the link between ethics and culture, and achieving personal growth.

Humble Leadership Book

Humble Leadership


  • Author : Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523095407

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Humble Leadership Excerpt :

The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective. As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible. Without open and trusting communications throughout organizations, they will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and “climbing the corporate ladder”. Authors Edgar Schein and Peter Schein recognize this reality and call for a reimagined form of leadership that coincides with emerging trends of relationship building, complex group work, diverse workforces, and cultures in which everyone feels psychologically safe. Humble Leadership calls for “here and now” humility based on a deeper understanding of the constantly evolving complexities of interpersonal, group and intergroup relationships that require shifting our focus towards the process of group dynamics and collaboration. Humble Leadership at all levels and in all working groups will be the key to achieving the creativity, adaptiveness, and agility that organizations will need to survive and grow.

Humble Inquiry Book
Score: 3.5
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Humble Inquiry


  • Author : Edgar H. Schein
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609949839

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Humble Inquiry Excerpt :

Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “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.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

Analyzing Organization Cultures Book

Analyzing Organization Cultures


  • Author : Bruce Fortado
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000382006

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Analyzing Organization Cultures Excerpt :

Certain consultants argue leaders can quickly, easily, and considerably alter their organization cultures to improve performance. Conversely, field researchers have described situations where leaders could do little to alter the existing organization culture. Between these extreme positions, a spectrum of varying degrees of leader influence exists, and organizations fall at various places along this spectrum. This book presents five field studies dealing with team, service, and sales cultures where both expected and unexpected outcomes arose. In multiple instances, leaders hoped showing some employee appreciation would compensate for offering below market average wages. Several leadership groups were prospering based on cost cuts or increased sales. Those below often had their work intensified and they were experiencing greater stress. Eight paradoxical situations were uncovered and the interpretations of the participants were based in part on their personal work histories and the history of their current organization. In each case, evidence of employee informal organization and managerial operating cultures were documented. Analyzing Organization Cultures uses detailed case studies of five work organizations to offer a comparative approach to analyzing organizational culture. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of organizational studies, management history, human resource management, and organizational theory.

Move the Needle  How Inside Out Leaders Influence Organizational Culture Book

Move the Needle How Inside Out Leaders Influence Organizational Culture


  • Author : Robb Holman
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-10-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326734367

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Move the Needle How Inside Out Leaders Influence Organizational Culture Excerpt :

When we let the goals and measures of success override our investment in our people, team members perceive themselves as a means to an end, a product to be consumed, to achieve some stated objective, not the objective itself. Move the Needle is Robb Holman's attempt at taking a closer look at why we must prioritize people over procedures for better results