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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America’s Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception

July 23, 2006

By: Wayne Baker

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Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Networking Smart: How to Build Relationships for Personal and Organizational Success

July 31, 2000

By: Wayne Baker

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A major secret to getting ahead in business today lies in the art of developing, maintaining, and using people networks. Indeed, it’s no exaggeration to say that the ability to build strong personal relationships and effectively manage networks of people can both make your career and enable you to assure the success of your organization. […]

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Change the World : How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Results

April 1, 2000

By: Robert E. Quinn


The idea that inner change makes outer change possible has always been part of spiritual and psychological teachings. But, until now, it’s an idea that hasn’t usually been addressed in leadership and management training. With Change the World! Quinn turns this idea into an action guide for organization leaders, managers, parents, and everyone else who wants to make a difference. Change the World presents eight principles that each of us can follow to make individual and organizational change happen: envision the productive community; first look within; embrace the hypocritical self; transcend fear; embody a vision of the common good; disturb the system; surrender to the emergent process; and entice through moral power.

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Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within

August 14, 1996

By: Robert E. Quinn


Don’t let your company kill you! Open this book at your own risk. It contains ideas that may lead to a profound self-awakening. An introspective journey for those in the trenches of today’s modern organizations, Deep Change is a survival manual for finding our own internal leadership power. By helping us learn new ways of thinking […]

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