Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (Jossey Bass Business & Management Series) 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition

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Become a More Versatile Manager and a More Artistic Leader

In this third edition of their best-selling classic, authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal explain the powerful tool of "reframing." The authors have distilled the organizational literature into a comprehensive approach for looking at situations from more than one angle. Their four frames view organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:

  • The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics
  • The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics
  • The Symbolic Frame: how to shape a culture that gives purpose and meaning to work, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story

The core of the book is reframing, a tool for finding new opportunities and options in confusing and troubling organizational situations. The authors show how multiple frames give leaders an edge in decoding organizational complexity. The new edition highlights current developments in organizational and leadership research. It presents new case examples from organizations such as eBay, Enron, Harley-Davidson, the New York City Fire Department, and the U.S. Marine Corps. The book also introduces "Organizational Theory’s Greatest Hits," text boxes that ground the book in the most influential scholarly work. The new edition also offers a rich mix of geographic, cultural, and gender diversity throughout.

Includes on-line instructor’s guide available at

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About the Author

Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal are the best-selling authors of Leading with Soul. Bolman holds the Marion Bloch Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Business, University of Missouri—Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education at the Rossier School, University of Southern California, and an international consultant to business, health care, military, educational, and religious organizations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B001075RG4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jossey-Bass; 3rd edition (December 10, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 10, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5408 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 512 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Lee Bolman's most recent books include the 2d edition of Reframing Academic Leadership, Engagement: Transforming Difficult Relationships at Work (both with Joan Gallos), and several books with Terry Deal, including the 7th edition of Reframing Organizations, How Great Leaders Think, and the 3rd editions of both Reframing the Path to School Leadership and Leading With Soul. Lee retired as Professor and Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership Emeritus at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Bolman's books have been translated into more than ten languages. Bolman lectures world-wide on topics of leadership, change, and spirituality at work. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Midwestern parents, Lee is the father of six, and currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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