Positive psychology approaches to public services leadership: An introduction to strengths-based leadership

Linley, P.A.; Govindji, Reena and West, Michael A. (2007). Positive psychology approaches to public services leadership: An introduction to strengths-based leadership. International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 3 (4), pp. 44-55.

Abstract

To readers of the popular press, the words ‘positive psychology’ may conjure up images of happiness gurus and people having their feet massaged, their heads resting peacefully on pink, fluffy clouds. But in this article, our aim is to demonstrate how the new science of positive psychology speaks powerfully to - and has much to contribute to - the development of leadership and the practices and processes of organisations, whether in the public or private sectors. Much of our work is concerned with the applications of this new field, and particularly with building strengths-based organisations. A key pillar of this work is around enabling strengths-based leadership, and provides our focus for this article.

Dataset DOI: 10.1108/17479886200700005
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership,positive psychology,public services,strengths-based leadership
Published Date: 2007

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