How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact: Insights from Leading Thinkers on Positive Organizations

  • 5h 7m 20s
  • Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Jane E. Dutton
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2014

Positive leaders are able to dramatically expand their people's - and their own - capacity for excellence. And they accomplish this without enormous expenditures or huge heroic gestures.

Here, leading scholars including Adam Grant, author of the best-selling Give and Take, positive organizational scholarship movement cofounders Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn, and 13 others describe how this is being done at companies like Wells Fargo, Ford, Kelly Services, Burt's Bees, Connecticut's Griffin Hospital, Michigan-based Zingerman's Community of Businesses, and many others.

The authors show that, like the butterfly in Brazil whose flapping wings create a typhoon in Texas, you can create profound positive change in your organization through simple actions and attitude shifts.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Build High-Quality Connections
  • Chapter 2 - Outsource Inspiration
  • Chapter 3 - Negotiate Mindfully
  • Chapter 4 - Enable Thriving at Work
  • Chapter 5 - Cultivate Positive Identities
  • Chapter 6 - Engage in Job Crafting
  • Chapter 7 - Activate Virtuousness
  • Chapter 8 - Lead an Ethical Organization
  • Chapter 9 - Imbue the Organization with a Higher Purpose
  • Chapter 10 - Cultivate Hope—Found, Not Lost
  • Chapter 11 - Create Micro-moves for Organizational Change
  • Chapter 12 - Treat Employees as Resources, Not Resisters
  • Chapter 13 - Create Opportunity from Crisis