"This is a book about how to lead people and organizations in ways that unlock their greatness. It offers a potent assembly of ideas about how small actions leaders take can make a difference in changing the trajectory of individuals and organizations, moving them more rapidly and effectively toward being their best. The book is built on a foundation of cutting-edge research and transformational insights from the field of positive organizational scholarship. How to Be a Positive Leader captures and clusters these transformational insights into four leadership action domains--tapping into the good, unlocking valuable resources, fostering positive relationships, and facilitating generative change--that encompass the full range of leadership abilities, from negotiating to inspiring to leading the ethics charge. Above all, each domain focuses on human relationships as the basis of any effective leadership. Proof that positive models of leading are the most productive means to lasting change, this book will give every leader the courage to make a positive difference in the workday"-- "The field of positive leadership continues to expand. Building on the practical tools and philosophy in Kim Cameron's books (including Positive Leadership, over 30,000 copies sold), this edited volume brings the best research from fourteen scholars and translates it into plain English for organizations"-- Machine generated contents note: Invitation (Dutton and Spreitzer) -- PART I: Tapping into the Good -- 1. Activate Virtuousness (Kim Cameron) -- 2. Lead an Ethical Organization (David Mayer) -- 3. Create Organizations of Higher Purpose (Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor) -- PART II: Unlocking Valuable Resources -- 4. Cultivate Positive Identities (Laura Morgan Roberts) -- 5. Foster Energy to Enable Thriving at Work (Gretchen Spreitzer) -- 6. Engage in Job Crafting (Amy Wrzesniewski) -- PART III: Fostering Positive Relationships -- 7. Build High Quality Connections (Jane Dutton) -- 8. Outsource Inspiration (Adam Grant) -- 9. Negotiate Mindfully (Shirli Kopelman) -- PART IV: Facilitating Generative Change -- 10. Lost & Found: Cultivate Hope as Positive Leadership Practice (Oana Branzei) -- 11. Create Micromoves that Matter (Karen Golden-Biddle) -- 12. Foster Resourcefulness During Implementation of Major Change (Scott Sonenshein) -- 13. Learn from Crises (Lynn Wooten and Erica James) -- CONCLUSION: Future Possibilities (Spreitzer and Dutton). Invitation / Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M. Spreitzer -- Foster positive relationships. Build high-quality connections / Jane E. Dutton ; Outsource inspiration / Adam M. Grant ; Negotiate mindfully / Shirli Kopelman and Ramaswami Mahalingam -- Unlock resources from within. Enable thriving at work / Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Christine Porath ; Creative positive identities / Laura Morgan Roberts ; Engage in job crafting / Amy Wrzesniewski -- Tap into the good. Activate virtuousness / Kim Cameron ; Lead an ethical organization / David M. Mayer ; Imbue the organization with a higher purpose / Robert E. Quinn and Anjan V. Thakor -- Create resourceful change. Cultivate hope: found, not lost / Oana Branzei ; Create micro-moves for organizational change / Karen Golden-Biddle ; Treat employees as resources, not resisters / Scott Sonenshein ; Create opportunity from crisis / Lynn Perry Wooten and Erika Hayes James -- Epilogue and looking forward / Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Jane E. Dutton.