Positive Self Leadership: Progress, not Perfection

What's keeping you from developing positive (self-)leadership? The list of advantages is compelling. Positive leaders are authentic, open, transparent, trustworthy. They coach and support self and others, they see what is working well and try to amplify that. They give people feedback to keep going and to improve. They're not…

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Manage Positive Energy to Enhance Performance

Do you manage energy? Most of us don't, at least not consciously. Leaders tend to manage information and influence within their network. Traditionally, leadership is associated with influencing people to do things. However, energy is a crucial resource within organizations. The fascinating thing with energy is that when you spend…

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Gratitude, Contribution, and an Abundance Culture

Let's look at some more positivity research and a real positive case. Thanks to Kim Cameron for inspiring us with positive leadership research and practices - here are more things that you can do, too! Gratitude Research with Positive Practices shows that they increase our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.…

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Positive Deviance: Performance in a state of flow

All organizations exist to prevent deviance. Organizations aim for stability and end up in the middle. Not bad, but neither extraordinary. The natural focus is on what's wrong and to fix that. Think of the medical perspective, legal, and business. But in the middle is not where the magic happens……

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Recruitment: Hiring for Current or Desired Culture?

Does your organizational culture attract job applicants? Culture represents the identity of the organization and it can attract people if it radiates outside the office walls. A positive culture can be a magnet to the professionals that your organization is looking for! Professionals are more and more looking for fulfillment…

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