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Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling

April 22, 2016

By: Andrew J. Hoffman


Both thoughtful and thought-provoking, Finding Purpose challenges our understanding of how humanity interacts with planet Earth, and our role within this. Collecting over 20 pieces from a lifetime of work in academia and trade, across speeches, blogs, editorials and essays, Hoffman directly addresses humanity’s role in creating and adapting to climate change. The reader is encouraged to consider humanity’s relationship with the environment through different lenses: business, academia, faith-based and cultural. By bringing them together, Hoffman encourages us to understand our relationship with the planet in a far more holistic sense.

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Adam Grant Originals
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

February 2, 2016

By: Adam Grant


With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and […]

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The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale

January 6, 2016

By: Ted London


As economic growth slows in the developed world, the base of the pyramid (BoP) represents perhaps the last great, untapped market. Of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants, around 4 billion live in low-income markets in the developing world. These 4 billion people deserve—and, increasingly, are demanding—better lives. At the same time, the business community seeks […]

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Positive Organizing in a Global Society
Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building & Inclusion

September 30, 2015

By: Lynn Wooten, Laura Morgan Roberts, Martin Davidson


What happens when thought leaders question longstanding assumptions regarding the most “positive” ways to strengthen diverse organizations? This volume of essays unites the latest research in diversity, inclusion and positive organizational scholarship (POS) to investigate diversity and inclusion dynamics in workplaces, schools, and communities. Comprised of succinct chapters, this book covers six key areas: authenticity, […]

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The Positive Organization, Robert E. Quinn
The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs

August 24, 2015

By: Robert E. Quinn


Creating a positive organization, where your people are engaged and exceeding expectations is not just a nice idea, it has the power to improve your bottom line by engaging your people. This book uses anecdotal evidence and research to illustrate how you can break free from constraints and see a world of positive options that will help you and your people to flourish and exceed expectations.

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Lift 2.0 The Fundamental State of Leadership
Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership (Second Edition)

August 10, 2015

By: Robert E. Quinn, Ryan W. Quinn


Just as the Wright Brothers combined science and practice to finally realize the dream of flight, Ryan and Robert Quinn combine research and personal experience to demonstrate how to reach a psychological state that lifts us and those around us to greater heights of achievement, integrity, openness, and empathy. The updated edition of this award-winning book—honored by Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business, Benedictine University, and the LeadershipNow web site –includes two new chapters, one describing a learning process and social media platform the Quinns created to help people experience lift and the other sharing new insights into tapping into human potential.

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Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs

October 6, 2014

By: Gerald F. Davis, Chris White


Changing Your Company from the Inside Out offers you the tools you need to champion initiatives that are meaningful to you, socially responsible, and align with your company’s mission and strategy. Drawing on the lessons of dynamic social movements—from the Civil Rights Movement to the Arab Spring—and the real-world successes of corporate intrapreneurs, Davis and White present concrete strategies and tactics for effecting meaningful change in companies. This is an indispensable and practical guide for anyone seeking to create a sustainable venture within an existing enterprise.

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Competing Values Leadership

October 5, 2014

By: Kim S. Cameron, Robert E. Quinn, Jeff Degraff, Anjan V. Thakor

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This thoroughly updated book serves as the key source for understanding the Competing Values Framework, one of the most widely used and highly cited frameworks in the world. The authors, who have been at the foundation of developing, applying and studying this framework for over three decades, explain how it helps foster successful leadership, improve organizational effectiveness and promote value creation.

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The Best Teacher in You: How to Accelerate Learning and Change Lives

June 3, 2014

By: Robert E. Quinn, Katherine Heynoski, Michael Thomas, Gretchen M. Spreitzer


This new book introduces seven remarkable teachers and their stories of learning and, ultimately, deep change. Designed to help all teachers bring out the best in themselves and their students, the book examines the ways in which highly effective teachers ignite the love of learning and change students’ lives. It introduces a framework that helps you understand what great teachers do and how to get better. Find several starting points, self-assessments, and other support resources that can be used independently and in collaboration with colleagues. This book will inspire you to begin your own journey to find…The Best Teacher in You.

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

June 2, 2014

By: Jane Dutton, Gretchen M. Spreitzer


Some leaders are able to dramatically expand their people’s—and their own—capacity for excellence. And they accomplish this without enormous resources or huge heroic gestures. 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. This book shares what Jane Dutton, Gretchen Spreitzer, and their fellow authors have discovered after years of studying extraordinarily effective organizations. Each chapter features a real-world example from both well-known organizations such as Wells Fargo, Ford, Kelly Services, and Burt’s Bees to lesser-known ones such as Connecticut’s Griffin Hospital and the Michigan-based Zingerman’s community of businesses. Because positive leadership is based on simple, inexpensive actions, it provides a sustainable way to consistently bring out the best in people and organizations. It offers a vision of leadership that is not about richness of resources but richness of possibilities.

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