The Symbolic Frame: The Power of Power

From ISCL 765: Crosscultural Leadership

Dr. Tom Steffen discusses the importance of symbolism to an organization. He shows how symbols encapsulate values and encourage unity and belonging to members of a group. These symbols, Steffen explains, range from images and titles to seating positions and attire and can be applied to innocent and reward members; they are essential to the function of an organization.

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  • Tom Steffen  

    • Professor Emeritus of Intercultural Studies

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  • 9. Political Frame

    by Tom Steffen

    45:24 — February 16, 2013

    Political Frame

    Dr. Tom Steffen discusses the political aspect of power exchange and relationships in organizations. He explains that ways that leaders and their followers utilize power and the political back and ...

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    10. The Symbolic Frame: The Power of Power

    by Tom Steffen

    90:14 — February 20, 2013

    The Symbolic Frame: The Power of Power

    Dr. Tom Steffen discusses the importance of symbolism to an organization. He shows how symbols encapsulate values and encourage unity and belonging to members of a group. These symbols, Steffen exp...

  • 11. Integration of the Four Frames

    by Tom Steffen

    42:25 — February 20, 2013

    Integration of the Four Frames

    Dr. Tom Steffen works out a holistic definition of leadership applying the principles discusses in previous class sessions. He examines the ways that leadership must understand structure, human rel...

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