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Positive Organizational Behavior is emerging as a truly contemporary movement within the classic discipline of organizational behavior. The best work of leading scholars is gathered together in one edited collection. Chapters present the states, traits, and processes that compromise this exciting new science. In addition to mapping the field, this collection goes one step further and invites noted experts to identify the methodological challenges facing scholars of positive organizational behavior. Positive Organizational Behavior constitutes the study of positive human strengths and competencies, how it can be facilitated, assessed and managed to improve performance in the workplace . Its roots are firmly within positive psychology but transplanted to the world of work and organizations.

Ethical Leadership: A Developing Construct
Ethical leadership: A developing construct
Linda KlebeTreviño and Michael E.Brown

Given the many recent ethical scandals in business and other societal sectors, scholars as well as authors of popular leadership books (e.g. George, 2003) have become interested in better understanding the ethical dimension of leadership. Clearly, leaders can influence followers to behave in either an ethical or unethical direction. However, in keeping with the positive psychology perspective of this volume, we focus on ethical leadership and how ethical leaders can influence followers to behave ethically. First, we consider a broad conception of the ethical dimension of leadership by examining the ethical content of two leadership theories – transformational leadership and authentic leadership. Next, we offer a definition and conceptualization of a more ...

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