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.


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

July 25, 2010

By: Erika H. James, Lynn Wooten



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 […]


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.


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


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.


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.


Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline

August 1, 2003

By: Kim S. Cameron, Robert E. Quinn, Jane Dutton

Written by senior scholars and internationally known authors, Positive Organizational Scholarship establishes a new field of study in the organizational sciences. While the concept of positive organizational scholarship encompasses the examination of typical and even dysfunctional patterns of behavior, it emphasizes positive deviance from expected patterns. Positive Organizational Scholarship examines the enablers, motivations, and effects […]


A Company of Leaders
A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in your Workforce

August 27, 2001

By: Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Robert E. Quinn


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To be successful in today’s business environment, organizations need the knowledge, ideas, energy, and creativity of every employee. The best companies accomplish this by turning themselves into a company of leaders–an organization in which employees at every level take the initiative and act as though the business where their own.