Lancaster EPrints

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

Linley, P A and Govindji, R and West, Michael (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.

Full text not available from this repository.

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Leadership in Public Services
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership ; Positive psychology ; Public services ; Strengths-based leadership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 56032
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2012 12:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 20:45
Identification Number:
URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56032

Actions (login required)

View Item