What really sets the best managers above the rest? It's their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives - positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. This book explains seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees' inner work lives.
Teresa Amabile is a professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School. The author of numerous articles and books, including Creativity in Context, she has long studied creativity, motivation, and performance in the workplace. Steven Kramer is a developmental psychologist and has co-authored a number of articles in leading management periodicals, including Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Journal.