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Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition by Edgar H. Schein

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Chapter 20. THE LEARNING CULTURE AND THE LEARNING LEADER

The various predictions about globalism, knowledge-based organizations, the information age, the bio-tech age, the loosening of organizational boundaries, networks, and so on all have one theme in common: We basically do not know what the world of tomorrow will really be like, except that it will be different, more complex, more fast fast-paced, and more culturally diverse (Drucker Foundation, 1999; Global Business Network, 2002; Schwartz, 2003; Michael, 1985, 1991).

This means that organizations, their leaders, and all the rest of us will have to become perpetual learners (Michael, 1985, 1991; Kahane, 2010; Scharmer, 2007; Senge, Smith, Kruschwitz, Laur, and Schley, 2008). When we pose the ...

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