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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]