The Matilda Principle: Covert strategies for building positive teams in difficult environments, with negative people and stressful workloads
As a positive manager, you want people to do more than just show up. You also want people to enjoy working for you. You want them to trust you, to be motivated and loyal. In short, you want a positive team.
But you also know your hands are tied. Decisions about better pay and conditions are made above your pay grade. The HR department determines how performance reviews and job design are managed. And your own boss isn’t going to allow your team to work differently to other teams.
But what if you could create a positive team under the radar? What if team building could be done without permission, as an act of creative subversion?
The Matilda Principle offers a coaching approach that builds positive teams regardless of organisational culture. It builds trust, motivation and positivity without attracting attention and without rocking the boat. In other words, it is covert team building.
In this book, Brad Desmond combines his wealth of experience as a psychologist and corporate trainer with cutting-edge studies into coaching and team building.
With The Matilda Principle you will better connect with your people and bring out their best, leaving others to guess your secret.
About the author: Brad Desmond is an award-winning psychologist and corporate trainer, who has established his own consultancy supporting leadership development and building positive workplaces. He has provided professional development training for more than a thousand leaders through seminars, workshops and individual coaching sessions. Brad is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and is recognised as a master trainer in positive psychology and emotional intelligence at work. He is currently an advisor to the editorial board of PositivePsychology.com in Europe, where he blogs for an audience of more than one million readers.