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The optimistic workplace : creating an environment that energizes everyone

"When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less--but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? Supported by the latest research, this ... book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment"--Amazon.com
Print Book, English, 2016
AMACOM--American Management Association, New York, 2016
Nonfiction
xv, 224 pages ; 23 cm
9780814436196, 0814436196
913164327
Foreword / by Dorie Clark
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The future of the workplace
Destructive management
The power of contagious emotions
The downside of optimism : missteps and excess
Values-based leadership
It all starts with purpose
The meaning makers
We must change the way we work
Human-centered leadership
Next comes trust : creating community
The cultivation of optimism
Afterword
The optimism planner
One-on-one format
Index