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Lift by Ryan W. Quinn and Robert E. Quinn
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Aug 10, 2015 | ISBN 9781626564015

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“While it is commonly thought that influence is some political force that we exert upon others to get our way, the Quinns show how truly effective leadership begins with a selfless and positive influence that radiates from our inner core—our best self.”
Thomas Glocer, founder and Managing Partner, Angelic Ventures, LP, and former
CEO, Thomson Reuters

“The psychological state required for ‘lift’ encompasses the very essence of leadership in the public domain: a sense of being purpose centered, guided by values, caring for others, and focused on what can be done to improve programs, conditions, and services. Lift is all about making a difference—the spirit of public service in the 21st century.”
Mary Ellen Joyce, Executive Director, Brookings Executive Education

Lift presents rigorous science in an accessible way and imparts practical wisdom that keeps the title’s promise: it will lift you and the people around you.”
R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Table Of Contents

Introduction: A Positive Force in Any Situation
1: The Fundamental State of Leadership
2: The Lift Metaphor: A Journey of Science and Practice
3: Seeking Comfort and Dwelling on Problems
4: Becoming Purpose-Centered
5: Falling Short of Our Values and not Realizing It
6: Becoming Internally-Directed
7: Seeing Others as Objects
8: Becoming Other-Focused
9: Fearing Feedback
10: Becoming Externally-Open
11: Positive Leadership
12: Where Leadership Matters
13: Learning the Fundamental State of Leadership

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