Edgar H. Schein

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.

Channing House, 850 Webster St, Palo Alto


Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused--and we often react the same way when people try to help us. In this seminal book on the topic--named one of the top five leadership books of 2009 by strategy+business magazine--Edgar Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful.

Edgar H. Schein, a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career development, group process consultation, and organizational culture.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Channing House
850 Webster St.