Positive Psychology at Work - How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations
- Hardback | 270 pages
- 151 x 241 x 22mm | 504g
- 15 Jun 2011
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 1. Auflage
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By drawing together the most up-to-date research from these previously distinct fields, Positive Psychology at Work introduces a powerful new approach to achieving organizational excellence while revealing new perspectives on the challenges of leadership. Keeping technical psychology jargon to a minimum, the author provides organizational leaders and managers of all levels with an understanding of positive psychology theory and practice and shows how its techniques can be applied to their specific workplace settings. The book reveals the most recent research and practice findings on such topics as positivity, flourishing organizations, flow, strengths, positive energy networks, transformational collaboration, psychological capital and authentic leadership.
Chapters specifically address: workplaces, relationships, leadership and change, engagement and performance, decision-making, communication and organizational transformation. Brief case studies and a series of helpful practical tips throughout the book illuminate key points and further enhance clarity. Accessible and enlightening, Positive Psychology at Work offers ground-breaking insights into the hottest topics in today's rapidly changing business environment.
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"Highly recommended. Business collections serving lower-division undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 November 2011)
"Overall, I would recommend this book to postgraduate researchers, consultants and senior managers who are serious about wanting to invest the time to learn more about the use of positive psychology and appreciate inquiry to improve organisations." (The Psychologist, 1 October 2011)
"I believe this book will quickly become a classic reference text. In just over 200 pages Lewis has produced a content rich, accessible work that readers will want to revisit regularly. And I've no doubt they will be pleasantly surprised at how much fresh information they glean each time they do." People Management, April 11
"Overall, this is a very readable book, of more interest to the business and organisation leader than to the practising psychologist, for whom the lack of detailed referencing and methodological evaluation would be problematic. However, if, like me, you are not versed in the psychology of work or for that matter, positive psychology, but you do have a practical interest in how organisations (don't) work, maybe simply as an employee, then this book is a very readable introductory text with lots of ideas for activities and reflective activities as well as further reading." BPS South-West Review, Spring 2012
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