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Author Dawson, Christopher S. (Christopher Sapp)

Title Leading culture change : what every CEO needs to know / Christopher S. Dawson
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents Culture creates value : in which the author introduces the concept of culture as engine of value creation -- What is organizational culture? In which the author provides two working definitions of organizational culture -- Five critical success factors for culture change : in which the author discusses five actions crucial to culture change -- Setup : in which the author describes initial CEO decisions and a framework essential to beginning culture change -- Launch : in which the author describes the tools, methods, and structures needed to get culture change off the ground -- Propagating the wave : in which the author describes best practices in change acceleration, human resource levers, and executive authenticity -- Celebrating progress : in which the author describes how to measure and celebrate movement toward the vision culture -- Three common culture change scenarios : in which the author provides three commonly found real-world examples of culture change -- Culture change leadership competencies : in which the author delineates a set of "leadership competencies" for the CEO -- Culture, the economy, and survival of the fittest : in which the author discusses the recent financial crash and its relation to culture
Summary This book is a must-read for top leaders who recognize the importance of culture change, but need a field guide to teach them how to put their organizational DNA to work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Corporate culture.
Organizational change -- Management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804774676 (electronic bk.)
9780804774673 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)