Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations
March 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Short Version of This Book.
1. Introduction to Positive Psychology.
Positive Psychology is Not Positive Thinking.
How Positive Psychology Differs from Positive Thinking.
The Ethical Bias of this Book.
Key Themes of the Book.
2. Positive Workplaces.
What is a Positive Workplace?.
How Does Positive Organizational Behaviour Turn into Positive Organizational Performance?.
The Organization as a Complex Adaptive System.
Why is Culture so Hard to Change?.
How to Create Positive Workplaces.
3. Positive Engagement and Performance.
Active Engagement at Work.
Strengths and Talents.
Management Influence on Engagement and Productivity at Work.
Goal Setting and Environment Contingencies.
The Meaningfulness of Work.
Strategies for Increasing the Meaningfulness of Work.
4. Positive Communication and Decision-Making.
Dynamic Patterns of Communication.
How to Build Positive Communication and Increase Performance.
Leadership and Positive Communication.
Emotions in Decision-Making.
Other Factors that Enhance Decision-Making.
Moving from Decision-Making to Sense-Making.
5. Positive Leadership and Change.
Approaches to Change.
Leadership Change Behaviour.
Effective Leadership Behaviour.
6. Positive Sustainable Growth.
Positive Profusion Theory of Growth of the Positive Organization.
The Three-Circle Strengths Revolution.
7. Positive Relationships at Work.
Positive Team Working.
High Quality Working Relationships.
8. Positive Transformation.
Key Processes of Flourishing and Inspiring Workplaces.
Why Organizations Ignore the Transformative Collaboration Approach to Change.
Patterns of Organizational Life.
Transformative Collaboration Approaches.
Other Things You Need to Know.
How to Live a Happy and Meaningful Life.
How to Have a Better Quality Old Age.