Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, 5th Edition

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Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, 5th Edition

By Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

The fifth edition of this bestselling text in organizational theory and behavior includes coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, changing workforce, multi-cultural and virtual workforces, communication, and sustainability.

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Students take part in an interactive and self-reflective learning experience.

Interactive features include graphics, a gradable test bank, videos that highlight various organizational scenarios, exercise assignments, and practice questions that reinforce key concepts. The Leadership Orientations Self-Assessment helps students understand the way they instinctively think about and approach leadership.

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Lee G. Bolman holds the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. In addition to his many books written with Terrence Deal, he is also coauthor of Reframing Academic Leadership with Joan V. Gallos.


Terrence E. Deal left active university life as the Irving R. Melbo Clinical Professor of the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. He is the coauthor of 23 books, including the bestselling Corporate Cultures (with A. A. Kennedy, 1982) and Managing the Hidden Organization (with W. A. Jenkins, 1994).

Part One: Making Sense of Organizations

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Power of Reframing
Chapter 2: Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations

Part Two: The Structural Frame

Chapter 3: Getting Organized
Chapter 4: Structure and Restructuring
Chapter 5: Organizing Groups and Teams

Part Three: The Human Resource Frame

Chapter 6: People and Organizations
Chapter 7: Improving Human Resource Management
Chapter 8: Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

Part Four: The Political Frame

Chapter 9: Power, Conflict, and Coalition
Chapter 10: The Manager as Politician
Chapter 11: Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents

Part Five: The Symbolic Frame

Chapter 12: Organizational Symbols and Culture
Chapter 13: Culture in Action
Chapter 14: Organization as Theater

Part Six: Improving Leadership Practice

Chapter 15: Integrating Frames for Effective Practice
Chapter 16: Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils
Chapter 17: Reframing Leadership
Chapter 18: Reframing Change in Organizations
Chapter 19: Reframing Ethics and Spirit
Chapter 20: Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action
Chapter 21: Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

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