Date Added: Mar 2010
Positive Leadership enables extraordinarily positive performance by emphasizing what elevates individuals and systems (not only what diminished them), what goes right (not only what goes wrong), what is life-giving (and what is life-depleting), what is experienced as good (not only what is bad or arduous), what is inspiring (and depressing), and what produces positive deviance (not negative deviance). Organizations are designed to foster stability, steadiness, and predictable performance. Positive leadership, on the other hand, enables performance that is unexpected, spectacular, and extraordinary - that deviates positively from the norm and fosters high aspirations. It is more than just being inspirational or charismatic - it enables extraordinary performance.