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Lead to Thrive: The Science of Crafting a Positive Veterinary Culture

by Josh Vaisman, MAPPCP (PgD)

Discover the 4 Ps of positive leadership - and help your whole team have a great day at work.

$29.95 Member (1-9)
$34.95 Nonmember (1-9)

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Regardless of your job title, you influence your team’s culture.
Lead to Thrive: The Science of Crafting a Positive Veterinary Culture blends cutting-edge research with actionable guidance to support your leadership journey—whether you’re sitting behind the manager’s desk or leading from within the team. Utilizing his distinctive storytelling voice, Josh Vaisman guides you through the four pillars of positive leadership:
  1. Psychological Safety: creating a safe space for voice
  2. Purpose: enabling meaningful work experiences
  3. Path: celebrating and developing strengths
  4. Partnership: cultivating inclusion and belongingness
This pioneering book provides evidence-based strategies, engaging activities and assessments, and compelling case studies to help you create a veterinary practice culture on purpose, not by accident.
Rediscover what you always loved about the veterinary profession, find meaning in the everyday, and learn how to promote wellbeing within your team, one step at a time.

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Josh Vaisman, MAPPCP (PgD)
Through his company, Flourish Veterinary Consulting, he combines more than 25 years of veterinary experience, a master’s education in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology, and a passion for guiding leaders to cultivate work environments in which people can thrive.
PART I: Culture and Leadership
Chapter 1: Workplace Culture: What the Heck Is It, Really?
Chapter 2: The Gardener’s Guide to Wellbeing
Chapter 3: Why Care about a Positive Culture?
Chapter 4: An Introduction to Positive Veterinary Leadership
PART II: The Four Ps of Positive Leadership
Chapter 5: Safe to Soar: Psychological Safety, the First P
Chapter 6: Making It Safe: Cultivating Psychological Safety
Chapter 7: It Matters: Purpose, the Second P
Chapter 8: From Mind to Heart: Enabling Meaningfulness and Mattering
Chapter 9: Beyond the Fog: Path, the Third P
Chapter 10: Traveling Together: Paving a Clear Path
Chapter 11: Connected for Success: Partnership, the Fourth P
Chapter 12: Performing at Their Best: Developing Meaningful Relationships with Your Team
PART III: Beautiful, Messy Transformation
Chapter 13: From Stimulation to Transformation
Chapter 14: What Can Be
This evidence-based work is a significant contribution to the literature within veterinary leadership and wellbeing. By providing practical tools for leaders to create healthier work environments, this book will create a positive impact on the veterinary profession. - Addie Reinhard, DVM, MS, Founder & CEO of MentorVet
For many years I have trained communication and the importance of building positive culture in veterinary teams. Finally, with Lead to Thrive, I have a book to share that supports the message and dives deep into the subject. Josh Vaisman lays out the case for why leaders must be focused on making people feel safe, valued, and heard at work in order for them to flourish.  Thank you, Josh, for giving veterinary medicine this gift! I know those who read it will improve the lives of those around them because of the lessons it contains. - Debbie Boone, CVPM
Motivating and inspiring in the workplace has long been a black box, and here, Josh provides the veterinary profession a guiding light. Full of leadership principles, realistic examples, and a keen understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of veterinary practice, this is a must read for any veterinary leader! - Alex Miller, VMD, MSMSL, CCFP – Industry Veterinarian and Well-being Educator