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Practicing Positive Leadership was an excellent read. Each Chapter provides several specific tools and techniques that help create positive energy that can be used throughout the organization. Positive leadership doesn't just mean constant smiling and being kind to other employees. There are times when positive leaders must deliver bad news or even take on difficult situations. This book essentially guides the reader through dealing with those difficult situations without losing their positive credibility. The book works as a guide to good management and helps those who don’t know, how to get things done. I found Chapter 4 to be the most helpful to my current job role. It talks about how to give negative feedback positively. I find this to be a crucial part in the success of a business. Things don’t always go as planned and there are times when you can’t always be the good one. The key is to effectively convey your point, without losing your positive credibility. Delivering the message you need to get across without shutting down the person you are talking to. It is easy for many to remember the good more than the bad. The book lays out three steps to communication that helps keep the organization running smoothly. The steps are helpful and are a good guideline to effective communication. Chapter 5 was also another chapter I found myself being able to relate to. The chapter speaks on establishing and achieving Everest goals. There has been lots of research done to support that having goals motivates individuals and organizations to achieve higher performance than if they had no goals. Everest goals focus on opportunities, possibilities, and potential. Every organization and individual should have some of their own. Basically, a helpful tool to keep employees motivated is goal setting. Whether the goal be an Everest goal or a general goal, they both help in motivating for the better. Another helpful tool that the book spoke on was making a public declaration when trying to motivate individuals. People are more likely to do what they said they would do if this happens. This idea makes perfect sense. The book is a good learning tool for those in the job field and for those looking for help on becoming a positive leader. It is easy to say that you will be a good leader, however, whether or not you are adequately prepared to depends on the amount of preparation time you are willing to put forth. This book is a good first step into becoming the leader you wish to become.
It’s just so full of excellent tips, insights and group activities. I digested the book in two days - short and to the point, how refreshing - and plan on using several of the activities with a client who is seeking to boost morale, commitment to mission and deeper relationships within the organization. Solid book and love that it’s to the point, no fluff.
A great book with basic process for initiating a culture change. I think you may need to supplement this with other materials to undertake some of the organizational wide change, but it is a great start and complement to his other Positive Leadership book.
Being a psychology major who is diving into positive organizational psychology (POP), this book was amazing! Kim Cameron is a leader in the POP movement, and he hits on everything in here, along with his competing values framework. Reading various books on the subject left me decently educated, but this book broke it down into usable tools and tips.