Abundance Leaders, Our Latest Book

Order your copy today. Available August 1

In Abundance Leaders: Creating Energy, Joy, and Productivity in an Unsettled World, Laura Freebairn-Smith delivers a rigorous and practical discussion of energetic, joyful, and productive leadership. Learn what sets leaders with an “abundance mindset” apart from those with a “scarcity mindset,” and why the former create work environments that generate superior performance.

What You Can Learn from Abundance Leaders

Learn how to adopt the Abundance Leadership® model in your own work and in your organization. You will see immediate and tangible improvements in productivity and employee wellbeing. You can also find:

• A list of 26 distinct behaviors that signal a manager or executive is working in an abundance leadership mindset.

• Strategies for leading bravely, making big, impactful promises, and aligning your organization around its purpose.

• Ways to shape the culture at your organization to drive dramatic improvements to the bottom line and worker satisfaction.

Applause for Abundance Leaders

“For many years, Laura Freebairn-Smith has been deeply involved in organizational development here at Yale University, especially turning managers into leaders. And now, in this highly readable book, she shares her many ideas for all those who want to lead creatively and expansively. Blending an approach rooted in individual psychological skills with perspectives at the organizational level, Dr. Freebairn-Smith’s wisdom and experience are broadly applicable to all leaders in the public and private, non-profit and for-profit sectors.”

Peter Salovey, President
and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology
Yale University

Abundance Leaders provides a compelling model for any organization seeking to build its leadership depth and for any individual pursuing their personal leadership journey. By unlocking the power of personal purpose with the thoughtful articulation of the energy created by leading from a position of abundance, Laura provides us all with a must-read management resource. I’ve had the benefit of seeing Laura’s work transform my organization and shape the leader I am today. I highly recommend this book as a go-to resource for the newly aspiring leader and institutional veteran.”

Ramon Soto, Senior Vice President and Chief
Marketing and Communications Officer
Northwell Health

“Laura Freebairn-Smith is generous in sharing her personal journey, and academic and professional experience, about what makes good leaders tick. And thankfully Laura explains practical applications for those of us who strive to lead and live with abundance. Abundance Leaders: Creating Energy, Joy, and Productivity in an Unsettled World is a must read and ready reference for those of us who aspire to “activate the energy of their internal cultures to achieve results for all 4 Ps (planet, people, profit, and purpose.)”

Angela G. Powers, Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Abundance Leaders combines the rigors of academic research with the soul and self-examination required for leading in a fragile world. Freebairn-Smith guides leaders to use analytical thinking and interpersonal adeptness to achieve their organization’s purpose and a larger purpose—making the world better for all of us.”

Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor
Yale School of Management, Author of Split the Pie

About Laura Freebairn-Smith

Laura Freebairn-Smith is a Partner and Co-founder of Organizational Performance Group (OPG), a management consulting firm. She holds an MBA from Yale and a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University. She has taught as faculty and guest lecturer at Yale, Georgetown, Central CT State University, and the University of New Haven.


Order your copy of Abundance Leaders: Creating Energy, Joy, and Productivity in an Unsettled World today.