Practicing Positive Leadership

Practicing Positive Leadership

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Plenty of research has been done on why companies go terribly wrong, but what makes companies go spectacularly right? Thata€™s the question that Kim Cameron asked over a decade ago. Since then, Cameron and his colleagues have uncovered the principles and practices that set extraordinarily effective organizations apart from the merely successful. In his previous book Positive Leadership, Cameron identified four strategies that enable these organizations, and the individuals within them, to flourish: creating a positive climate, positive relationships, positive communication, and positive meaning. Here he lays out specific tactics for implementing them. These are not feel-good nostrumsa€”study after study (some cited in this book) have proven positive leadership delivers breakthrough bottom-line results. Thanks to Camerona€™s concise how-to guide, now any organization can be a€œpositively deviant, a€ achieving outcomes that far surpass the norm.... is important because when most of us face a challenge to reach positive deviance, we frequently figure out loopholes that allow us to avoid ... The young woman in the example took measures that made it more difficult to stay the same weight than to lose weight. ... her salary in 10 percent increments if she did not achieve weight loss benchmarks; scheduling public weigh-ins at work; an agreement thatanbsp;...

Title:Practicing Positive Leadership
Author:Kim Cameron
Publisher:Berrett-Koehler Publishers - 2013-09-02


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