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The Positive Leader

How energy and happiness fuel top-performing teams

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‘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

Become an inspirational leader
– Discover and work to your strengths
– Identify your mission and vision
– Become a ‘Chief Energy Officer’
– Lead yourself to happiness

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

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

*Positive intelligence, Shawn Anchor, Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 2012

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

Former chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Muhlfeit, 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.

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

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.

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The Positive Leader reached #1 in two business categories on Amazon.co.uk in November 2016 - Business Team Management Skills and Human Resources Management

The book has had a total of 31 areas of media coverage to date:

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The book is written in a genuine, friendly and confident style, suited to a large business readership. Through his 4Ps of Positive Leadership model, Jan Mühlfeit introduces a variety of concrete methods to help readers discover their true selves and be the leaders they have the potential to be. By targeting the four positive dimensions of People, Purpose, Process and Place, readers are guided in:

 Improving self-awareness
 Unlocking strengths
 Developing charisma
 Becoming authentic
 Finding their personal mission
 Setting inspirational visions
 Motivating in meaningful ways
 Fostering connections and caring for others
 Creating a positive team culture
 Overcoming stress, negativity and burnout
 Looking after themselves and their teams through energy management
 Establishing powerful happiness habits and strategies
 Managing change via positive reinforcement
 Building mental resilience
 Engaging in social contribution and support
 …Fuelling success through happiness

Readers will finish the book with a good understanding of positive psychology as it relates to leadership and a personalised positive leadership game plan to move forward with. Reader benefits include:

1. A complete programme for positive leadership, easily adaptable to any kind of leader or organisation. Throughout the chapters, readers are shown how to customise the information to suit their particular needs.
2. First-hand anecdotes, assessment tools, resources, activities and practical advice that will help readers pinpoint and realise their career goals, and deal with difficult situations.
3. A wealth of academic research to support the book’s arguments and effective, tried-and-tested exercises, frameworks, instruments and practice techniques.
4. Ideas that are easy to understand and can be readily absorbed in the operation of a company.
5. Empowers the reader to take firm control of his or her own destiny/career and goes some way towards negating the need for expensive, generalised leadership skills training or executive coaching.
6. While the book contains a great deal of content, the inclusion of plentiful sub-headings, bullet-point tips and boxed sections makes it easy for readers to skim quickly for usable ideas.
7. A balanced look at both success and failure. The author draws from negative and positive experiences in his own career and life to demonstrate key concepts in a way that leaders can relate to.

Jan Mühlfeit is a captivating and dynamic speaker, and delivers more than 100 speeches and workshops a year at prominent corporations, universities, associations and conferences all over the world. During his career, Jan has lectured at events in 42 countries spanning four different continents, to audiences varying from 50 to 8,000 people. He has been a featured presenter at the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) Leadership Summit 2015, the Euromoney Central and Eastern European Forum 2015 and the European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference in 2014, which had more than 5,000 attendees. Jan is also a well-regarded speaker at World Economic Forum (WEF), OECD, European Commission, EP, Harvard, INSEAD, Cambridge and Economist events.

He is tremendously popular in the UK business and coaching community and teaches workshops on a regular basis in Europe on topics such as ‘Unlocking Your Potential’ and ‘Positive Leadership: Team Development Based on Strengths’. Organisations he has recently worked with in a speaking, consulting and coaching capacity include Societe Generale, Skoda, Erste Bank, Mary Kay, UniCredit, American Chamber of Commerce, Imperial College London, Junior Achievement Worldwide, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP and French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Jan is a graduate of the UK-based business coach training consultancy Meyler Campbell and works in partnership with INSEAD (a graduate business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East) as one of their Entrepreneurs in Residence. At Cambridge University, he coaches executive MBA students and was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching by Harvard Medical School affiliate McLean Hospital for his ongoing contribution and commitment to the coaching field.

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Edition 1Format Hard CopyISBN 9781292166155
Imprint Pearson BusinessPlace of publication Harlow, UK