H. Skipton Leonard is a Faculty Member in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, USA, and lectures in organizational assessment and communications at George Washington University, USA. The author of numerous books, chapters and articles, he is executive director of the non-profit World Institute for Action Learning, devoted to leadership and organizational development worldwide.
Arthur M. Freedman is Adjunct Professor in the MBA/OD program at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, USA. A licensed consulting organizational psychologist, he is co-founder of the World Institute of Action Learning and has been consulted by organizations globally. His books and articles include the co-authored Action Learning for Developing Leaders and Organizations (2009).
Rachel Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Business and Occupational Psychology at Kingston University, UK, where she is also director of the Affinity Health at Work consultancy. She is the co-author of Preventing Stress in Organizations: How to Develop Positive Managers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles. She specializes in leadership, management, and employee well-being.
Jonathan Passmore is one of the UK’s foremost leadership coaches with a wealth of private sector and academic experience. His prolific research, writing, consultancy, and worldwide speaking engagements have made him a recognized authority on coaching and organizational change. His many books and articles include the best-selling text Excellence in Coaching (2006).
This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of positivity and strengths-based approaches at work. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as resilience, wellbeing, hope, motivation, flow, authenticity, positive leadership and engagement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Kim Cameron, Shane Lopez, Peter Clough and Robert Biswas-Diener.
Coinciding with the growing international interest in the application of psychology to organizations, the work offers a unique depth of analysis from an explicitly psychological perspective. Each chapter includes a detailed literature review that offers academics, researchers, scientist-practitioners, and students an invaluable frame of reference. Coverage is built around competencies set forth by regulatory agencies including the APA and BPS, and includes E-Recruiting, E-Leadership, and E-Learning; virtual teams; cyberloafing; ergonomics of human-computer interaction at work; permanent accessibility and work-life balance; and trust in online environments.
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