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Positive Management by Jack Walters

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Chapter 4

The Emergence of Positive Management

“You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” That was the advice of my dear, departed mother, who may have been onto something. Implementing positive management (PM) is not so simple as catching flies, but this chapter will make clear why it is worth the effort.

Positive Psychology

Many college premeds take a course called Abnormal Psychology. I remember wondering, as an undergrad, why there wasn’t a course called Normal Psychology. It seemed silly that there was an important and popular course in college with the word abnormal in the title and a little creepy that there was enough “not normal” stuff going on in people’s heads to justify a semester-long course in it. Those were the clueless ...

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