Leaders thrive by bringing out the best in people. When individuals and teams feel appreciated, their commitment, creativity, and productivity can soar. Some leaders fear that being overly positive can also lead to poor performance if there is no room for criticism. In Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations , Sarah Lewis charts a course for leaders aspiring to build great talent by balancing positivity with rigorous expectations. In high performance workplaces individuals exhibit accountability and flexibility. They face the realities of existing and emerging business challenges while remaining optimistic about their power to navigate them successfully. Positive leaders foster confidence in their teams by offering balanced feedback, showing equal commitment to advocacy and inquiry, and building on strengths. Positive Psychology at Work is packed with practical suggestions for achieving a workplace culture of excellence in the areas of:
1. Leadership and change;
2. Engagement and performance;
3. Communication and decision making;
4. Sustainable growth;
5. Relationships at work.
By applying the author’s recommendations in your organization, you will be on the path to becoming a positive leader. We, at Innolect, are committed to putting positive psychology to work in our relationships with individuals and teams. This book supports our vision to equip high impact leaders to build positive legacies that better our world.
Book recommendation by Carole Spitzack Daruna, Senior Consultant, Innolect, Inc.