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UPLIFTING LEADERSHIP: HOW ORGANIzATIONS, TEAMS, AND COMMUNITIES RAISE PERFORMANCE. By Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, & Alma Harris. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass (2014). Hardcover, 240 pages.

The purpose of the book, as stated in the introduction, is to explain and demonstrate the concept of “uplift” that encapsulates the authors’ research conducted in “fifteen organizations and systems in business, sports, and public education from 2007 to 2012” (p. 2) that experienced success in spite of disadvantages and challenges. Each of the six chapters enlists the experts in the particular field addressed in the chapter to assist in the communication of these major ideas, all of which have practical implications for leadership.