Former Microsoft Europe Chairman Hosts Book Launch Event for 'The Positive Leader' at Imperial College Business School, London

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Jan Mühlfeit invites business media to celebrate the release of his new book on positive leadership on 28th November, 2016.

Jan Mühlfeit, former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, will officially launch 'The Positive Leader: How Energy and Happiness Fuel Top-Performing Teams' on Monday 28th November, 2016, at the prestigious Imperial College Business School in London.

The Positive Leader, published by Pearson (FT Publishing), offers a powerful four-point approach for becoming a happier and more inspirational leader. Based on Jan’s own experiences at high-tech giant Microsoft, it addresses common leadership errors, such as:

1.    Targeting weaknesses, not strengths
2.    Managing time, not energy
3.    Failing to have a dream
4.    Putting success before happiness

With a staggering 87% of the worldwide population not engaged at work and 50% of workers choosing to leave a job to get away from their boss, modern-day leaders have a mighty challenge on their hands. Drawing on key principles of positive psychology, this engaging new book answers the plight of frustrated leaders looking for a more hopeful way to navigate the cut and thrust of the business world. Upon reading this refreshingly straightforward guide, readers will learn how to:

  • Unlock their strengths
  • Develop charisma and vision
  • Become a ‘Chief Energy Officer’
  • Create a positive team culture


The book launch event is open to the public. Attendance includes one free copy of the book and other goodies. During the event, Jan and his co-author, Melina Costi, will be available to discuss and answer questions about positive leadership, as well as sign copies of the book.

Mon 28th Nov, 2016
5.45pm - Registration
6.15pm - Author presentation and Q&A
7pm onwards - Networking reception with drinks and canapés

Imperial College Business School
Tanaka Building
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

RSVP: Please register online at Eventbrite:

Jan Mühlfeit welcomes opportunities to speak at group events, conduct media interviews and participate in book signings. Review copies of the book can be supplied on request.

'The Positive Leader' is available at all good bookshops and on and

Jan Mühlfeit is a global strategist, executive coach and mentor. He is the Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, where he worked for 22 years. He is currently an ‘entrepreneur in residence’ at INSEAD and a coach for Exec MBA students at Cambridge University. Jan is also a Business Advisory Board Member of the Imperial College Global Online MBA.


‘The Positive Leader by Jan Mühlfeit is the perfect guide that can help unlock greatness in any leader who wishes to be a catalyst for change and transformation.’
Deepak Chopra, Author, The Soul of Leadership

‘Leadership gets much easier when you have great talent that works well together in a strong culture - Jan, provides a powerful and enlightened approach for you to achieve your potential as a leader.’
Jeff Raikes, Co-founder, Raikes Foundation and Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

‘Jan Mühlfeit proposes a very human-centered and emotionally literate management approach. This book is a must read for managers navigating today’s complex and fragmented environment.’
Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist, World Economic Forum

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