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

Author: Sarah Lewis
Publisher: New York, NY John Wiley & Sons 2011
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Lewis
ISBN: 9781119996217 111999621X 9781119990406 1119990408
OCLC Number: 897567525
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Contents: About the Author xiBook Contributors xiiiPreface xviiAcknowledgements xxiThe Short Version of This Book xxiii1 Introduction to Positive Psychology 1Positive Psychology is Not Positive Thinking 2How Positive Psychology Differs from Positive Thinking 3The Ethical Bias of This Book 6Key Themes of the Book 82 Positive Workplaces 11Introduction 13What is a Positive Workplace? 13How Does Positive Organizational BehaviourTurn into Positive Organizational Performance? 20Organizational Culture 23The Organization as a Complex Adaptive System 26Why is Culture so Hard to Change? 31How to Create Positive Workplaces 34Summary 37Further Reading 383 Positive Engagement and Performance 39Introduction 40Active Engagement at Work 42Strengths and Talents 42Flow 51Mindfulness 52Management Influence on Engagement and Productivity at Work 53Goal Seeking 54Goal Setting 56Goal Setting and Environment Contingencies 58The Meaningfulness of Work 63Strategies for Increasing the Meaningfulness of Work 64Summary 67Recommended Reading 694 Positive Communication and Decision-Making 71Introduction 71Communication 72Connectivity 74Dynamic Patterns of Communication 76How to Build Positive Communication andIncrease Performance 78Leadership and Positive Communication 78Best Self-Feedback 79Decision-Making 83Emotions in Decision-Making 86Micro-Decision-Making 91Other Factors that Enhance Decision-Making 92Moving from Decision-Making to Sense-Making 96Summary 99Further Reading 1005 Positive Leadership and Change 101Introduction 101Leadership 102Psychopathic Leaders 107Organizational Change 124Approaches to Change 125Leadership Change Behaviour 130Effective Leadership Behaviour 131Developing Strategy 134Summary 136Further Reading 1376 Positive Sustainable Growth 139Introduction 139Psychological Capital 142Appreciative Inquiry 158Positive Profusion Theory of Growth of the Positive Organization 166The Three-Circle Strengths Revolution 168Summary 170Further Reading 1707 Positive Relationships at Work 171Introduction 172Positive Team Working 174High Quality Working Relationships 184Summary 192Further Reading 1938 Positive Transformation 195Introduction 197Key Processes of Flourishing and Inspiring Workplaces 197Why Organizations Ignore the Transformative Collaboration Approach to Change 199Transformative Collaboration 204Patterns of Organizational Life 204Transformative Collaboration Approaches 213Summary 221Further Reading 227Other Things You Need to Know 229How to Live a Happy and Meaningful Life 229How to Have a Better Quality Old Age 229References 231Index 239
Responsibility: Sarah Lewis


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