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Positive Leadership in Organizations

"Positive leadership is a major domain of positive organizational scholarship. The adjective “positive” applies to any leader behavioral pattern (style) that creates the conditions by which organizational members can self-actualize, grow, and flourish at work. ..." – By Rolf Van Dick and Lucas Monzani

Social Influence in Leadership

"History is full of leaders who influence small and large groups of people. This influence can be positive, such as the fight for civil rights in many countries, or it can be negative..." – By David E. Rast III and Christine Kershaw

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