November 27, 2012
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).
August 6, 2012
Positive Leadership shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what Kim Cameron calls “positively deviant performance”—performance far above the norm. Citing a wide range of research in organizational behavior, medical science, and psychology as well as real-world examples, Cameron shows that to achieve exceptional success, leaders must emphasize […]
March 14, 2012
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 […]
March 12, 2012
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.
September 5, 2011
In a period of unprecedented pressure to reform education in the United States, two questions stand out: What is involved in the work of transforming underperforming schools into higher performing schools? And what makes this work so difficult? Seeing Complexity in Public Education examines these questions in light of the history of the Success for […]
August 22, 2011
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 […]
April 1, 2011
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 […]
March 29, 2011
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.
October 1, 2010
This comprehensive volume identifies the foundations and scholarly development of the construct of organizational effectiveness, charting its emergence and maturing in organizational studies literature.
July 25, 2010
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 […]
December 29, 2009
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 […]
June 1, 2009
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.