Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

August 22, 2011

By: Kim S. Cameron, Gretchen M. Spreitzer

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Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is an umbrella concept used to emphasize what elevates and what is inspiring to individuals and organizations by defining and improving on the challenging, broken, and needlessly difficult. Just as positive psychology explores optimal individual psychological states rather than pathological ones, POS focuses attention on the generative dynamics in organizations that […]

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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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Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life

December 29, 2009

By: Barbara Fredrickson

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World renowned researcher Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls “the upward spiral.” You’ll discover: What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity Why positivity is more important […]

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Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation

June 1, 2009

By: Robert E. Quinn, Ryan W. Quinn


Ryan and Robert Quinn combine research and experience to demonstrate how we can elevate ourselves and the situations and people around us to greater heights of integrity, openness, and achievement-the psychological equivalent of aerodynamic lift.

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Exploring Positive Relationships at Work: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation (Series in Organization and Management)

November 17, 2006

By: Jane Dutton, Belle Rose Ragins

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This edited volume brings together a select group of leading organizational scholars for the purpose of developing a foundation-setting book on positive relationships at work. Positive Relationships at Work (PRW) is a rich new interdisciplinary domain of inquiry that focuses on the generative processes, relational mechanisms and outcomes associated with positive relationships between people at work. This volume builds a solid foundation for this promising new area of scholarly inquiry and offers a multidisciplinary exploration of how relationships at work become a source of growth, vitality, learning and generative states of human and collective flourishing. A unique feature of the book is the use of a connecting commentator chapter at the end of each section. The Commentator Chapters, written by preeminent scholars, uncover and discuss integrative themes that emerge within sections.

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Leading with Values: Positivity, Virtue, and High Performance

September 4, 2006

By: Kim S. Cameron, Edward D. Hess

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Values-based leadership is based upon honesty, respect, trust, and dignity, and it regards every employee within a company as a valued human being. This book shows how leaders can create extraordinary outcomes without sacrificing performance and profits, by acting ethically and virtuously, and treating all stakeholders with respect and dignity.

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