How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact / Edition 1

How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact / Edition 1

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How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact / Edition 1

Positive leaders are able to dramatically expand their people’s—and their own—capacity for excellence. And they accomplish this without enormous expenditures or huge heroic gestures. Here leading scholars—including Adam Grant, author of the bestselling Give and Take; positive organizational scholarship movement cofounders Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn; and thirteen more—describe how this is being done at companies such as Wells Fargo, Ford, Kelly Services, Burt’s Bees, Connecticut’s Griffin Hospital, the Michigan-based Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, and many others. They show that, like the butterfly in Brazil whose flapping wings create a typhoon in Texas, you can create profound positive change in your organization through simple actions and attitude shifts.

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ISBN-13: 9781626560284
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 416,916
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Invitation (Dutton and Spreitzer)
PART I: Tapping into the Good
1. Activate Virtuousness (Kim Cameron)
2. Lead an Ethical Organization (David Mayer)
3. Create Organizations of Higher Purpose (Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor)
PART II: Unlocking Valuable Resources
4. Cultivate Positive Identities (Laura Morgan Roberts)
5. Foster Energy to Enable Thriving at Work (Gretchen Spreitzer)
6. Engage in Job Crafting (Amy Wrzesniewski)
PART III: Fostering Positive Relationships
7. Build High Quality Connections (Jane Dutton)
8. Outsource Inspiration (Adam Grant )
9. Negotiate Mindfully (Shirli Kopelman)
PART IV: Facilitating Generative Change
10. Lost & Found: Cultivate Hope as Positive Leadership Practice (Oana Branzei)
11. Create Micromoves that Matter (Karen Golden-Biddle )
12. Foster Resourcefulness During Implementation of Major Change (Scott Sonenshein)
13. Learn from Crises (Lynn Wooten and Erica James)
CONCLUSION: Future Possibilities (Spreitzer and Dutton)

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