Lead Positive What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-03-03
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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How to implement effecitve, magnetic leadership by applying asset-based thinking and shifting your mindset from the negative to the positive

Lead Positive takes the fundamentals of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and turns them into a playbook for successful leadership. ABT is a simple mindset management process that shows people how to make small shifts in perception and thinking to achieve great results. Cramer shows leaders how to apply ABT to shift their attention away from what is negative and learn to intentionally shine the spotlight on the positive, beneficial facts of a situation. As they make this mental shift from negative to positive aspects, they improve their optimism, empathy, and confidence. When their mindset zooms in on what is strong, valuable, and possible, what they say and do is far more likely to inspire others to action. In short, ABT helps leaders shift internally so they can excel externally. Lead Positive weaves neuroscience and positive psychology to create effective leadership strategies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lead Positive
Reframe problems as possibilities and appeal to a higher sense of purpose

Part 1: What Highly Effective Leaders See
Zero in on what is working, strong, and possible

Chapter 1: What You See Is What You Get
Widen your perspective beyond the negative

Chapter 2: Focus on the Past
Honor the past for what it can teach you

Chapter 3: Focus on the Present
See and seize the emerging opportunities in any situation

Chapter 4: Focus on the Future
Envision a future worth diving into

Part 2: What Highly Effective Leaders Say
Speak to the mind, heart and spirit

Chapter 5: From See to Say
Make what you see match what you want to say

Chapter 6: Say It with Substance
Leave no doubt about the credibility of your message

Chapter 7: Say It with Sizzle
Tell rich stories that ignite your audience’s passion

Chapter 8: Say It with Soul
Mean what you say (and say something meaningful)

Part 3: What Highly Effective Leaders Do
Start a positive ripple effect

Chapter 9: From Say to Do: It’s a Very Short Trip
Set the example for what you want others to see, say, and do

Chapter 10: Reactive or Responsive: It’s Up to You
Make your adrenaline work for you

Chapter 11: Start Being Before You Start Doing
Strengthen the link between who you are and what you do

Chapter 12: Driving Positive Change
Practice the seven key behaviors for transformational change

Chapter 13: The Asset-Based Leadership Advantage
Apply the see-say-do framework to every stage of the change process

Conclusion: Your Lead Positive Hero’s Journey
Use what you already know how to do—in the moment and over time



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