On Purpose
On Purpose: Lessons In Life and Health From The Frog, The Dung Beetle, and Julia

November 23, 2013

By: Vic Strecher

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When Vic Strecher lost his daughter, Julia, to a rare heart disease, his world ended. Only it didn’t. Vic’s wife, Jeri, and older daughter, Rachael, were still very much alive, as were his two demanding careers. What did end was his worldview: one based on long-held assumptions and beliefs about life, death, disease, health, risk, […]

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Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping the Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks

November 27, 2012

By: Wayne Baker


This book guides you through the process of evaluating, building, and using social capital. After introducing the subject of social capital (Chapter One), it shows you how to use sociometric Executive Summary techniques to analyze the state and quality of your personal and business networks (Chapter Two), boost your access to resources by making your networks more entrepreneurial through more than twenty proven practices used by free agents and members
of organizations (Chapter Three), and use social capital ethically and invoke the power of re c i p rocity by deploying your social capital in service to others (Chapter Four). Finally, it turns to the level of the organization, focusing on ten practices that entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, and business leaders can use to build social capital as an organizational competence (Chapter Five).

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Positive Leadership

August 6, 2012

By: Kim S. Cameron

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Positive Leadership shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and “positively deviant performance” – performance far above the norm.

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Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations

March 14, 2012

By: Jane Dutton, Karen Golden-Biddle

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How can application of a positive lens to understanding social change and organizations enrich and elaborate theory and practice? This is the core question that inspired this book. It is a question that brought together a diverse and talented group of researchers interested in change and organizations in different problem domains (sustainability, healthcare, and poverty […]

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The Deep Change Field Guide
The Deep Change Field Guide: A Personal Course to Discovering the Leader Within

March 12, 2012

By: Robert E. Quinn


Based on the bestselling book, Deep Change, The Deep Change Field Guide takes readers through the introspective journey of personal transformation. The field guide streamlines, updates, and augments the content of the original book into an interactive self-teaching course that helps readers learn how to become powerful agents of change. Learning tools include reflection questions, film assignments, and action plans that help readers think about the concepts in terms of their own situations, and identify actions to embody the concepts in their lives.

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Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

April 1, 2011

By: Arne Carlsen, Jane Dutton


Research Alive offers insight into the doing of qualitative research by focusing on stories of moments that are experienced as generative. This illuminates what is life-giving, transformative, and expansive, both with regards to imagination of ideas and development of scholars in the process of doing research. The book offers a unique array of 40 stories […]

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Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework

March 29, 2011

By: Kim S. Cameron, Robert E. Quinn


The Third Edition of this key resource provides a means of understanding and changing organizational culture in order to make organizations more effective. It provides validated instruments for diagnosing organizational culture and management competency; a theoretical framework (competing values) for understanding organizational culture; and a systematic strategy and methodology for changing organizational culture and personal behavior. New edition includes online versions of the MSAI and OCAI assessments and new discussions of the implications of national cultural profiles.

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Organizational Effectiveness

October 1, 2010

By: Kim S. Cameron


This comprehensive volume identifies the foundations and scholarly development of the construct of organizational effectiveness, charting its emergence and maturing in organizational studies literature.

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Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis

July 25, 2010

By: Erika H. James, Lynn Wooten

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At a macro level, there is the pressure of worldwide competition and the need to operate across the globe. At the micro level, there is pressure of individuals or departments to produce more with increasingly fewer resources. Pressure is at once the precipitator and the consequence of crisis. Leaders who can flourish under pressure will […]

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