NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED
Positive Leadership shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what Kim Cameron calls “positively deviant performance”—performance far above the norm. Citing a wide range of research in organizational behavior, medical science, and psychology as well as real-world examples, Cameron shows that to achieve exceptional success, leaders must emphasize strengths rather than simply focus on weaknesses; foster virtuous actions such as compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness; encourage contribution goals in addition to achievement goals; and enable meaningfulness in work. In this concise, inspiring, and practical guide, Cameron describes four positive leadership strategies, lays out a proven process for implementing them, and includes a self-assessment instrument. This second edition has been updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership.
|Publisher:||Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|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
Positive Leadership 1
Positive Climate 17
Positive Relationships 35
Positive Communication 51
Positive Meaning 67
Implementing Positive Strategies 81
Developing Positive Leadership 95
About the Author 129
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"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.