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The power of positive deviance; how improbable innovators solve the world's toughest problems.

9781422110669

The power of positive deviance; how improbable innovators solve the world's toughest problems.

Pascale, Richard T. et al.

Harvard Bus. School Press

2010

231 pages

$26.95

Hardcover

Leadership for the common good

HN18

Along with co-developers Jerry Sternin (d. 2008) and Monique Sternin (Positive Deviance Initiative, Tufts U.), Pascale (business, Oxford U.) introduces positive deviance (PD) with success stories of how programs without outside expert help have addressed such diverse problems as child malnutrition, female genital mutilation, and declining sales. Influenced by the ideas of Harvard's Ronald Heifetz on leadership and change, the PD approach reframes problems from what is wrong to what is right, i.e., successful deviance from the norm. The book includes case studies of humanitarian and business applications of the PD process, and a primer of PD principles, process, and tips.

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Date:Nov 1, 2010
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