Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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A visionary guide that empowers leaders with concrete, practical, easily implemented tools to dramatically improve workplace cohesion and performance. Demonstrates how positive focus and values-based leadership can drive results Diana Whitney is a fellow of the World Business Academy, her peers include, Daniel Goleman, Stephen Covey, and Deepak Chopra Strong online presence: positivechange.org gets 25,000 hits per monthDiana Whitney Ph.D.is the President of Corporation for Positive Change, an international consulting firm whose client list includes Merck, British Airways, Verizon, Johnson and Johnson, and The University of Virginia Health System

Author Biography

Diana Whitney, Ph.D., is the president of Corporation for Positive Change, an international consultancy based in North Carolina, bringing Appreciative Inquiry to the most pressing issues of our time. She is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and executive advisor for clients such as Merck, British Airways, Verizon, and Johnson & Johnson.
Amanda Trosten-Bloom is the managing director of Corporation for Positive Change. She is an internationally recognized consultant, author, and speaker.
Kae Rader is a consulting partner of Corporation for Positive Change, has extensive managerial experience, and is an experienced consultant and speaker.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Appreciative Leadership Nowp. 1
From Potential to Positive Power: The Five Core Strategiesp. 13
The Wisdom of Inquiry: Leading with Positively Powerful Questionsp. 27
The Art of Illumination: Bringing out the Best of People and Situationsp. 57
The Genius of Inclusion: Engaging with People to Cocreate the Futurep. 87
The Courage of Inspiration: Awakening the Creative Spiritp. 123
The Path of Integrity: Making Choices for the Good of the Wholep. 157
Making a Positive Difference with Appreciative Leadershipp. 195
Conclusionp. 205
Endnotesp. 211
Contributions in Story and Spiritp. 219
Indexp. 221
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