Positive Leadership 2nd Edition

Strategies for Extraordinary Performance

by Kim Cameron

Publication date: 07/01/2012

Bestseller over 40,000+ copies sold

Positive Leadership

Updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership.

  • By the coauthor of Developing Management Skills (over 250,000 copies sold)

  • Draws on cutting-edge research-not anecdotal personal stories-to show how to achieve success that far exceeds expectations

  • Updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership

Leadership should be about much more than hitting targets and avoiding mistakes. Kim Cameron shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what he calls "positively deviant performance"-performance far above the norm. Positive leadership enables thriving and flourishing rather than simply addressing obstacles and impediments. It helps bring out the best in human nature.

Cameron is one of the founders of the new field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, which studies unusually high-performing organizations. In Positive Leadership he draws on discoveries in this field and in the allied field of positive psychology-which focuses on high-functioning individuals-as well as positive organizational change methodologies. He identifies four interrelated
leadership strategies:

  • Positive Climate: fostering emotions such as optimism, compassion, and gratitude
  • Positive Relationships: building positive energy networks and developing strength-based activities
  • Positive Communications: fostering best-self feedback and supportive communication patterns
  • Positive Meaning: helping people find profound purpose and a sense of calling

Cameron cites the empirical research that these strategies are rooted in and that supports their bottom-line effectiveness, lays out a proven process for implementing them, and includes a self-assessment instrument and a guide to assist leaders in the implementation process. Positive Leadership is a concise, thoroughly researched, and practical guide that any leader can use to generate truly amazing results.

  • By the coauthor of Developing Management Skills (over 250,000 copies sold)

  • Draws on cutting-edge researchnot anecdotal personal storiesto show how to achieve success that far exceeds expectations

  • Updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership

 

Leadership should be about much more than hitting targets and avoiding mistakes. Kim Cameron shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what he calls "positively deviant performance"performance far above the norm. Positive leadership enables thriving and flourishing rather than simply addressing obstacles and impediments. It helps bring out the best in human nature.

Cameron is one of the founders of the new field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, which studies unusually high-performing organizations. In Positive Leadership he draws on discoveries in this field and in the allied field of positive psychologywhich focuses on high-functioning individualsas well as positive organizational change methodologies. He identifies four interrelated
leadership strategies:

  • Positive Climate: fostering emotions such as optimism, compassion, and gratitude
  • Positive Relationships: building positive energy networks and developing strength-based activities
  • Positive Communications: fostering best-self feedback and supportive communication patterns
  • Positive Meaning: helping people find profound purpose and a sense of calling

Cameron cites the empirical research that these strategies are rooted in and that supports their bottom-line effectiveness, lays out a proven process for implementing them, and includes a self-assessment instrument and a guide to assist leaders in the implementation process. Positive Leadership is a concise, thoroughly researched, and practical guide that any leader can use to generate truly amazing results.

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Overview

Updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership.

  • By the coauthor of Developing Management Skills (over 250,000 copies sold)

  • Draws on cutting-edge research-not anecdotal personal stories-to show how to achieve success that far exceeds expectations

  • Updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership

Leadership should be about much more than hitting targets and avoiding mistakes. Kim Cameron shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what he calls "positively deviant performance"-performance far above the norm. Positive leadership enables thriving and flourishing rather than simply addressing obstacles and impediments. It helps bring out the best in human nature.

Cameron is one of the founders of the new field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, which studies unusually high-performing organizations. In Positive Leadership he draws on discoveries in this field and in the allied field of positive psychology-which focuses on high-functioning individuals-as well as positive organizational change methodologies. He identifies four interrelated
leadership strategies:

  • Positive Climate: fostering emotions such as optimism, compassion, and gratitude
  • Positive Relationships: building positive energy networks and developing strength-based activities
  • Positive Communications: fostering best-self feedback and supportive communication patterns
  • Positive Meaning: helping people find profound purpose and a sense of calling

Cameron cites the empirical research that these strategies are rooted in and that supports their bottom-line effectiveness, lays out a proven process for implementing them, and includes a self-assessment instrument and a guide to assist leaders in the implementation process. Positive Leadership is a concise, thoroughly researched, and practical guide that any leader can use to generate truly amazing results.

  • By the coauthor of Developing Management Skills (over 250,000 copies sold)

  • Draws on cutting-edge researchnot anecdotal personal storiesto show how to achieve success that far exceeds expectations

  • Updated throughout with new research findings and new ideas for implementing positive leadership

 

Leadership should be about much more than hitting targets and avoiding mistakes. Kim Cameron shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what he calls "positively deviant performance"performance far above the norm. Positive leadership enables thriving and flourishing rather than simply addressing obstacles and impediments. It helps bring out the best in human nature.

Cameron is one of the founders of the new field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, which studies unusually high-performing organizations. In Positive Leadership he draws on discoveries in this field and in the allied field of positive psychologywhich focuses on high-functioning individualsas well as positive organizational change methodologies. He identifies four interrelated
leadership strategies:

  • Positive Climate: fostering emotions such as optimism, compassion, and gratitude
  • Positive Relationships: building positive energy networks and developing strength-based activities
  • Positive Communications: fostering best-self feedback and supportive communication patterns
  • Positive Meaning: helping people find profound purpose and a sense of calling

Cameron cites the empirical research that these strategies are rooted in and that supports their bottom-line effectiveness, lays out a proven process for implementing them, and includes a self-assessment instrument and a guide to assist leaders in the implementation process. Positive Leadership is a concise, thoroughly researched, and practical guide that any leader can use to generate truly amazing results.

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as associate dean in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and has served as dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, as associate dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and as a department chair at the University of Michigan. He also currently serves as a Fellow in the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University. 

Cameron is one of the cofounders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan— a research center focused on the investigation of positively deviant performance, virtuousness, strengths, and practices in organizations that lead to thriving and extraordinary outcomes. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. His research on organizational virtuousness, effectiveness, quality culture, downsizing, and the development of leadership skills has been published in more than 120 academic articles and 14 scholarly books. 

Cameron is married to the former Melinda Cummings and has seven children.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface


1 Positive Leadership


2 Positive Climate


3 Positive Relationships


4 Positive Communication


5 Positive Meaning


6 Implementing Positive Strategies


7 Developing Positive Leadership


References 139
Index 151
About the Author 159

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Endorsements

"As innovation, knowledge work, and the stress of global competition become increasingly important features of exceptional organizations, the pratice of positive leadership becomes especially relevant. This book is well-worth the quick read and can serve as a valued companion as you generate your own positively deviant performance."

-Sam Farry, Graziadio Business Review, Pepperdine University

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