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Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business, with a foreword by Tom Rath Hardcover – July 30, 2013
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Greenberg and Maymin have done an outstanding job in providing the reader with over two dozen practical tools leaders (and executive coaches) can use. In addition to being practical and easy to implement let me share some of the specific reasons for my 5-Star rating:
* the little boxes throughout that include additional information
* the boxes with specific questions leaders/coaches can use to tap into underlying strengths and passion
* "Key Takeaways" at the end of each chapter
* reflection questions (really helpful for the reader to reflect and plan)
* the appendix that includes self-assessments and employee assessments of the manager
* "Good Reads" with recommendations for further reading (remembering that the authors emphasize "don't just read the book!")
Nice, succinct references section is also include although I do prefer to see references embedded in the text but that's just me.
If there is interest in implementing a strength-based, positive psychology approach this is a must read!
Ed Nottingham, PhD, PCC
Author, It's Not As Bad As It Seems
The authors pack the most relevant findings regarding what make leaders and organizations flourish into a book that is lingo-free and extremely clear.
That in itself is a huge achievement.
The book has 4 chapters for personal mastery: the productive leader, the resilient leader, the contagious leader, and the strength-based leader.
It has 4 chapters for leading others: hiring, engaging employees, performance reviews and meetings.
And a chapter that puts it all together.
Sprinkled in the different chapters are 31 easy-to-use tools (conveniently summed up in an appendix) that put Positive Psychology into action.
If you are a leader who is looking for a scientifically-sound yet extremely practical book to profit from the insights of Positive Psychology, this is it.
Within a week of reading the book I took it with me to a training as a back up reference for strengths and mindset. When some of my learners were struggling, I jotted down one of their appendices on a flip chart (with full credit, of course). At the end of the training, the CEO of the organization said, "That flip chart should have been in your handout. It's the best thing about the whole program!" I guess we'll have to wait until Senia and Margaret design training to roll out in your organization.
My only regret about this book is that I didn't write it myself!
There are useful exercises and case studies in this book that help to make concepts applicable to the every day leader. In addition, the exercises are useful to everyone. As a leadership coach, I've already given this book as a gift to other leaders because of its practical and every day examples. Great book! You won't regret reading it.
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