CHAPTER 7

Positive Transformational Leadership: Building Positive Organizations

D.D. Warrick

Creating a culture of excellence is no small challenge. It takes an understanding of the importance of culture, setting an example, and selfless actions to do everything you can to bring out the best in others.1

Introduction

The key to building a positive organization is to have a leader at the top committed to the process, to define what a positive organization is, and to have leaders throughout the organization with the knowledge, commitment, and skills needed to transform an organization into a positive organization. Research on positive organizations suggests that they are likely to perform better than the norm, have positive work cultures that bring ...

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