The first edition introduced the newly emerging field called Positive Organizational Scholarship. Rather than focusing on organizational dysfunction, Positive Organizational Scholarship looks at organizations that are functioning at an unusually high level. Learning from such successful groups about what they did right forms the backbone of the strategy, because strategies that capitalize on the positive tend to produce life-giving, flourishing outcomes in organizations.
The four strategies discussed in the first edition included the cultivation of positive climate, positive relationships, positive communication, and positive meaning. Each strategy is explained and illustrated. In this revised edition, the author will add the following materials:
Chapter 1: Outlining three outcomes associated with positive leadership and one more example.
Chapter 2: Adding some empirical findings linking attributes of climate with physiological benefits.
Chapter 3: A brief discussion of temporary encounters with positive or negative outcomes.
Chapter 4: Additional research on the results of the positive-to-negative-communication-ratio.
Chapter 5: Elaboration on the issue of meaningfulness in work.
Chapter 6: More ideas for implementation
Praise for the First Edition
"This accessible and uplifting book translates years of social science research into actionable guidelines for leaders who wish to make a positive difference in the world."
--Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
"As innovation, knowledge work, and the stress of global competition become increasingly important features of exceptional organizations, the practice of positive leadership becomes especially relevant. This book is well-worth the quick read and can serve as a valued companion as you generate your own positively deviant performance."
--Sam Farry, Graziadio Business Review, Pepperdine University
"Positive Leadership brilliantly advances the argument for and validation of tangible strategies for creating extraordinary organizations. This work is comprehensive, well-documented, compelling, and insightful and represents a genuine contribution to the field."
--Jim Loehr, EdD, CEO and Chairman, Human Performance Institute
|Positive Leadership||p. 1|
|Positive Climate||p. 25|
|Positive Relationships||p. 45|
|Positive Communication||p. 65|
|Positive Meaning||p. 85|
|Implementing Positive Strategies||p. 103|
|Developing Positive Leadership||p. 121|
|About the Author||p. 159|
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Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st October 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.212