The Positive Leader

Series
Pearson
Author
Jan Mühlfeit / Melina Costi  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
344
Pub.-date
October 2016
ISBN13
9781292166155
ISBN
1292166150


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Description

Discover how to banish stress and negativity, rediscover your best self and become an inspirational leader – starting now.

 

Inspirational leaders:

  • Target strengths, not weaknesses
  • Have a dream
  • Manage energy, not time
  • Put happiness before success

Based on cutting edge research, and with truly actionable advice, The Positive Leader shows you how.

Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Mühlfeit, turns the lessons he’s learnt from his years at the coalface of leadership into a ‘how to’ guide for busy managers.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Setting the Scene for Positive Leadership

 

PART 1: Building Strengths Positive People

(The ‘WHO’) 

 

Chapter 1: Who Am I? (Self-Awareness, Strengths & The EQ Factor)

Chapter 2: Strengths Audit (Unlocking Strengths & Getting Authentic)

Chapter 3: Creating Super-Talented Teams

  

PART 2: Personal Mission & Ultimate Vision Positive Purpose

(The ‘WHY’) 

 

Chapter 4: What is the ‘WHY’? (Working Your Personal Mission) 

Chapter 5: Being Visionary (Inspiring the Dream & Making it Happen)

Chapter 6: The Big Picture (Building a Winning Culture)

  

PART 3: Energy Management Positive Process

(The ‘HOW’) 

 

Chapter 7: Slave to Success (Burnout & Stress)

Chapter 8: How to Become a Chief Energy Officer (CEO)

Chapter 9: A Four-Way Strategy for Managing Energy

  

PART 4: Success vs Happiness Positive Place

(The ‘WHERE’)

 

Chapter 10: Pursuing the Happiness Path

Chapter 11: In a Better Place (Strategies for Day-to-Day Happiness)

Chapter 12: Your Leadership Legacy (Helping Others & Social Support)

 

Conclusion: Your Happiness/Success Story!

Back Cover

Back cover

 

Inspirational leaders:

  • Target strengths, not weaknesses
  • Have a dream
  • Manage energy, not time
  • Put happiness before success

Based on cutting edge research, and with truly actionable advice, The Positive Leader shows you how.

Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Mühlfeit, turns the lessons he’s learnt from his years at the coalface of leadership into a ‘how to’ guide for busy managers.

 

Discover how to banish stress and negativity, rediscover your best self and become an inspirational leader – starting now.

 

 

Front flap

 

Academic studies have shown that a positive mind-set results in 31% higher levels of productivity.*

The Positive Leader gives you a four-point approach to becoming a happier and more inspirational leader.

  • Discover and work to your strengths
  • Identify your mission and vision
  • Become a ‘Chief Energy Officer’
  • Lead yourself to happiness

 

* ‘Positive Intelligence’, Shawn Anchor, Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 2012 

 

Back flap

 

Jan Mühlfeit is a global strategist, executive coach and mentor. He is the Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, where he worked for 22 years. He is currently an ‘entrepreneur in residence’ at INSEAD and a coach for Exec MBA students at Cambridge University. Jan is also a member of the Business Advisory Board at Imperial College London.

 

Melina Costi is a professional business writer with a background in marketing management.

Author

Jan Mühlfeit is a global strategist, executive coach and mentor. He is the Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, where he worked for 22 years. He is currently an ‘entrepreneur in residence’ at INSEAD and a coach for Exec MBA students at Cambridge University. Jan is also a member of the Business Advisory Board at Imperial College London.

 

Melina Costi is a professional business writer with a background in marketing management.

Reader Review(s)

‘The Positive Leader by Jan Muhlfeit is the perfect guide that can help unlock greatness in any leader who wishes to be a catalyst for change and transformation.’ Deepak Chopra, Author, The Soul of Leadership

 

‘Inspired, thought-provoking and easy to apply. Based on Jan’s own authentic approach, this book shows leaders how to plug into the power of positivity to bring out the very best in themselves and others. Learn valuable lessons on strengths, purpose, energy management and, of course, happiness. Classic Jan!!.. he is the real deal, and so is this book!’

Orlando Ayala, Corporate Vice President, Chairman of Emerging Markets, Microsoft Corporation

 

“The impact of positivity and authenticity in leadership.  Jan Muhlfeit has put his finger on a real game changer here.” Frank Brown; Chief Operating Officer, General Atlantic.

 

‘The cornerstone of world-class success and happiness is self-awareness. This book addresses the most important decision you ever will make—to uncover who you are and offer your best to the world.’ David Svoboda, Athlete, 2012 Olympic Champion in Modern Pentathlon

 

“Jan’s guide to achieving sustained success and happiness is an inspirational reminder of the true qualities of modern leadership. ‘The Positive Leader’ is both a practical handbook and a thoughtful reflection on what it takes to helm organizations in an increasingly complex world.”  Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft

 

“Full of wisdom garnered over a long and distinguished career and building on the best positive psychology, this book shows you how to be the person who inspires others to new heights.  A great guide to becoming an authentic leader and an inspiration for a happier and more meaningful life.” Stephen Joseph, Professor and author of Authentic. How to be yourself and why it matters

 

'This is a book that champions the value of people over profit with a wisdom that profits will be the by-product of happy and positive people.' Tim Gallwey, Author, The Inner Game of Tennis

 

 ‘’In an era in which good leadership is scarce, this book, product of years of experience by its author in leadership positions, is an excellent guide to young aspiring new leaders.’’ Androulla Vassiliou, Former EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

 

 “Leadership gets much easier when you have great talent that works well together in a strong culture – Jan, provides a powerful and enlightened approach for you to achieve your potential as a leader.” Jeff Raikes, Co-founder, Raikes Foundation and Former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

“A clear and compelling roadmap for energizing your leadership!  The book is a fantastic source of practical insights grounded in positive psychology.” Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean and Dean of Executive Education, INSEAD

 

"A totally new perspective on leadership. Scrap the old belief that happiness follows success. Instead, think that success follows happiness. A true paradigm shift."

Patricia Falco Beccalli, Founder & CEO, Principle AG, Former Anchor of CNBC

 

Jan Muhlfeit proposes a very human-centered and emotionally literate management approach. This book is a must read for managers navigating today’s complex and fragmented environment.” Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist, World Economic Forum