Lift (Audio)

Ryan Quinn (Author) | Robert Quinn (Author)

Publication date: 08/01/2015

Lift (Audio)
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

Harness the Science of Positive Influence


Just as the Wright Brothers combined science and practice to finally realize the dream of flight, Ryan and Robert Quinn combine research and personal experience to demonstrate how to reach a psychological state that lifts us and those around us to greater heights of achievement, integrity, openness, and empathy. The updated edition of this award-winning book—honored by Utah State University's Huntsman School of Business, Benedictine University, and the LeadershipNow web site --includes two new chapters, one describing a learning process and social media platform the Quinns created to help people experience lift and the other sharing new insights into tapping into human potential.

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

Harness the Science of Positive Influence


Just as the Wright Brothers combined science and practice to finally realize the dream of flight, Ryan and Robert Quinn combine research and personal experience to demonstrate how to reach a psychological state that lifts us and those around us to greater heights of achievement, integrity, openness, and empathy. The updated edition of this award-winning book—honored by Utah State University's Huntsman School of Business, Benedictine University, and the LeadershipNow web site --includes two new chapters, one describing a learning process and social media platform the Quinns created to help people experience lift and the other sharing new insights into tapping into human potential.

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Meet the Authors


Visit Author Page - Ryan Quinn

Ryan Quinn is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville’s College of Business. He researches, teaches, trains, and consults on topics related to leadership and change management. He teaches in the Full-Time, Professional, Weekend and Executive MBA programs, and has also taught in Executive Education, and undergraduate programs. He has consulted around the world for Fortune 500 companies, private firms, start-up businesses, non-profits, and government institutions, and is a principal at Lift Consulting. He has also been involved in educational consulting and training, including his involvement in the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education’s Turnaround Specialist program and Wallace Foundation program, helping to train school system administrators transform public schools and reduce achievement gaps. Ryan’s research focuses on two topics in particular: (1) the role that our psychological states play in our leadership, and (2) how organizations and individuals learn from success.

Ryan has a B.S. in statistics from Brigham Young University, a Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a graduate certificate in the study of complex systems from the University of Michigan, and has studied international business and corporate strategy in Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He has taught at the Olin School of Business in Washington University in St. Louis, the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Ryan has also been heavily involved in the Positive Organizational Scholarship movement, focusing many of his research questions on understanding what makes organizations and the people within them flourish, excel, and exceed expectations.

Ryan has published articles in outlets such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Human Resource Management, Journal of Management, Business & Economy, and the Washington Post. The second edition of the award-winning book he co-authored with his father, Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership will be published in the summer of 2015.



Visit Author Page - Robert Quinn



Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders and the current faculty co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn’s research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change, and effectiveness. He has published 16 books on these subjects. He is particularly known for his work on the Competing Values Framework. He has 30 years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Positive Force in Any Situation
1: The Fundamental State of Leadership
2: The Lift Metaphor: A Journey of Science and Practice
3: Seeking Comfort and Dwelling on Problems
4: Becoming Purpose-Centered
5: Falling Short of Our Values and not Realizing It
6: Becoming Internally-Directed
7: Seeing Others as Objects
8: Becoming Other-Focused
9: Fearing Feedback
10: Becoming Externally-Open
11: Positive Leadership
12: Where Leadership Matters
13: Learning the Fundamental State of Leadership

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Endorsements

“While it is commonly thought that influence is some political force that we exert upon others to get our way, the Quinns show how truly effective leadership begins with a selfless and positive influence that radiates from our inner core—our best self.”
Thomas Glocer, founder and Managing Partner, Angelic Ventures, LP, and former
CEO, Thomson Reuters

“The psychological state required for ‘lift' encompasses the very essence of leadership in the public domain: a sense of being purpose centered, guided by values, caring for others, and focused on what can be done to improve programs, conditions, and services.
Lift is all about making a difference—the spirit of public service in the 21st century.”
Mary Ellen Joyce, Executive Director, Brookings Executive Education

Lift presents rigorous science in an accessible way and imparts practical wisdom that keeps the title's promise: it will lift you and the people around you.”
R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

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