The Optimistic Workplace

Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone

The Optimistic Workplace

Author: Shawn Murphy
Pub Date: October 2015
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436196
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436202

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD BY DORIE CLARK ix

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii

INTRODUCTION 1

CHAPTER 1: The Future of the Workplace 7

CHAPTER 2: Destructive Management 28

CHAPTER 3: The Power of Contagious Emotions 44

CHAPTER 4: The Downside of Optimism: Missteps and Excess 57

CHAPTER 5: Values-Based Leadership 75

CHAPTER 6: It All Starts with Purpose 88

CHAPTER 7: The Meaning Makers 102

CHAPTER 8: We Must Change the Way We Work 118

CHAPTER 9: Human-Centered Leadership 135

CHAPTER 10: Next Comes Trust: Creating Community 151

CHAPTER 11: The Cultivation of Optimism 165

AFTERWORD 179

APPENDIX 1: The Optimism Planner 181

APPENDIX 2: One-on-One Format 197

ENDNOTES 201

INDEX 217

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