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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

Classic Defenses: A Critical Assessment of Ambivalence and Denial in Organizational Leaders' Responses to Diversity
Classic defenses: A critical assessment of ambivalence and denial in organizational leaders' responses to diversity
Samuel D.Johnson

As a trainer, teacher, and executive in higher education, I am aware that psychoeducational professionals have spent more than 40 years studying and analyzing our national experiments with desegregation, affirmative action, and diversity. Change has been painfully slow. As a society, we have passed laws, conducted millions of hours of training, supervised thousands of studies, and employed legions of attorneys only to be continually impeded by a refusal to acknowledge diversity as an issue.

It is my intention to provide a critique of leadership responses to race, culture, and gender issues in terms of the psychological ...

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