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

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Part I. Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined

In Part I of this book, I will do three things: (1) Define the concept of culture, (2) show the intimate relationship between culture and leadership, and (3) show how both the study of culture and of leadership have evolved in the past decade. To fully understand this evolution, it is first necessary to get a definition of culture that we can all agree on so that when I speak of the initiation, growth, and evolution of culture, you will know what I am referring to. Similarly we have to define leadership because there are now so many definitions running around both in the academic and applied literature, there are so many prescriptions of what a leader should be in terms of basic competencies ...

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