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

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Part V. New Roles for Leaders and Leadership

In the previous editions of this book I emphasized the need for leaders to become learners and culture managers. This need is now greater than ever because globalism and information technology are creating a whole new set of cultural challenges. In the previous edition, I also described what a "learning culture" might look like and applied this concept to organizational units. These ideas remain the same and will again be reviewed in this edition. But some new issues are surfacing.

What I observe now is that we need to think beyond organizations into many new kinds of work units such as multicultural task forces, multicultural joint ventures and partnerships, and multicultural networks. These new kinds ...

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