Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
Positive Psychology at Work brings the fields of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry together for the first time to provide leaders and change agents with a powerful new approach to achieving organizational excellence.
  • Draws together positive psychology and appreciative inquiry in the context of leadership organizational challenges for the first time
  • Presents academically rigorous and referenced material in a jargon-free, accessible manner
  • Arranged with chapters focused on specific organizational challenges to allow readers to quickly find ideas relevant to their unique situation
  • Features short contributions from experienced practitioners of positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and includes case studies from the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction to Positive Psychology
Key Themes of the Book
List of Illustrations
into Positive Organizational Performance?
Positive Engagement and Performance
Positive Communication and DecisionMaking
Positive Leadership and Change
Introduction
Positive Relationships at Work
Positive Transformation
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Sarah Lewis is an Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists and the Managing Director of Appreciating Change, where she works as a facilitator and consultant. She is the lead author of Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management (2007).

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