How to Be a Positive Leader: Summary Review

This is a summary review of How to Be a Positive Leader containing key details about the book.

What is How to Be a Positive Leader About?

"How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact" by Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M. Spreitzer provides a comprehensive guide to positive leadership, outlining the practices and habits of leaders who create positive and supportive work environments, and offering practical strategies for readers to cultivate their own positive leadership style.

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How to Be a Positive Leader captures and clusters these transformational insights into four leadership action domains--tapping into the good, unlocking valuable resources, fostering positive relationships, and facilitating generative change--that encompass the full range of leadership abilities, from negotiating to inspiring to leading the ethics charge.

Summary Points & Takeaways from How to Be a Positive Leader

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* The book is a guide to the power of positive leadership and how it can lead to success in the workplace.

* The book suggests that leaders can create a more positive, productive and engaged workplace by focusing on small actions that lead to big impact.

* The book provides practical strategies for developing a positive leadership style, such as fostering a sense of belonging, creating opportunities for connection, and recognizing and utilizing employee strengths.

* The book also includes case studies and personal anecdotes, which illustrate the author's points and make the book relatable.

* The book emphasizes the importance of creating a positive and supportive environment in order to build trust, foster collaboration and increase employee engagement.

* The book provides a framework that leaders can follow to build positive relationships with their employees and create a positive culture in the organization.

* The book is written in an easy-to-understand style and provides practical tips and advice that can be applied to any workplace.

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* The book highlights the importance of leading by example, and how to effectively communicate and delegate responsibilities to create a more positive and productive environment.

* The book emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique strengths of your employees and how to leverage them to drive success in the workplace.

Who is the author of How to Be a Positive Leader?

Gretchen M. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, where she is co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations.

Jane Dutton is a South African broadcast journalist, who worked for Al Jazeera English.

Book Details

  • Print length: 240 pages
  • Genre: Leadership, Management, Nonfiction

How to Be a Positive Leader Chapters

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

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: "Unites exciting research with surprising stories from companies around the world—everything you need to bring out enduring business success by leveraging the power of the positive in human systems.” — David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreurship, Case Western Reserve University

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal growth, you may want to explore my list of favorite self-improvement books. These books, which have had a significant impact on my life, are carefully curated and come with summaries and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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