CHAPTER6Implementing Positive Strategies

Some individuals have appropriately questioned whether positive leadership is merely a whitewash of serious leadership challenges. They conclude that positive leadership is too “touchy-feely,” or that positive leadership strategies are not appropriate when serious challenges arise, when people are cynical, or when the environment is not benevolent. Moreover, some conclude that positive leadership is, after all, merely a product of a happy countenance, an optimistic outlook, or a charismatic personality attribute.

The examples of Rocky Flats, Griffin, and Prudential offered at the beginning of this book, however, illustrate that positive leadership is effective even in the face of the most difficult challenges. ...

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