Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance

Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance

by Kim S. Cameron

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ISBN-13: 9781576756027
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kim Cameron is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan and cofounder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship. He is coauthor or co-editor of fourteen books, including Developing Management Skills, Positive Organizational Scholarship, and Making the Impossible Possible.

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Positive Leadership     1
Positive Climate     17
Positive Relationships     35
Positive Communication     51
Positive Meaning     67
Implementing Positive Strategies     81
Developing Positive Leadership     95
References     111
Index     121
About the Author     129

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Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Positive Leadership" by Kim Cameron Kim Cameron's book "Positive Leadership" is part of the avalanche of management and general business self-help books that have descended on the marketplace in the last twenty years. Cameron makes a clear break from the usual collection of inspirational stories, and simplistic or overused maxims i.e. "seek to understand and then to be understood" and "think outside the box". "Positive Leadership" rises to the level of making you think, giving you ideas and inspiring action. These are the expected or normal outcomes when reading a book of this genre. It then rises above the norm--appropriate given the central theme of "positive deviance". Cameron uses a more scholarly approach to the central goal--to explain strategies that move an organization from the level of ordinary success to extraordinary or "positively deviant" success. He cites real world examples of positively deviant results, and backs them up with empirical studies from the last forty years of academic research. My sole negative feedback is the manner he employs to cite the empirical research. This kind of book is meant to be consumed by the manager stuck in an airport waiting for a flight, or by the business professional in their hotel room the night before a big speech. It is light on graphics and illustrations meant to help the reader seize on takeaways more easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago