Citing a wide range of research in organizational development and psychology as well as real-world examples, Cameron shows that to go from successful to exceptional, leaders must learn how to create a profoundly positive environment in the workplace. They must build on strengths rather than simply focus on weaknesses; foster positive emotions like compassion, optimism, gratitude, and forgiveness; encourage mutually supportive relationships at all levels; and provide employees with a deep sense of meaning and purpose.
In this concise, inspiring, and practical guide, Cameron describes four specific positive leadership strategies, lays out a proven process for implementing them, and includes a self-assessment instrument and a guide to assist leaders in the implementation process.
©2008 Kim S. Cameron; (P)2009 BBC Audio
The author is sincere. Got that. The premise is that an enterprise (company, organization, family) that practices emotional intelligence and provides a respectful, nurturing environment has a performance benefit over those without. Is it intuitively obvious? Yes. Do we need the reminder? Yup. That said, I worry that this could be interpreted by some to believe that the best jobs is where the workplace has devolved int a big group therapy session. Do that before or after hours, thank you.
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