Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations

March 14, 2012

By: Jane Dutton, Karen Golden-Biddle


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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 Perry 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 […]


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 […]


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.