Could You Be A Positively Energizing Leader? with Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron is a professor of management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He’s co-founder of the Centre for Positive Organizational Scholarship and professor of higher education in the school of education at the University of Michigan. Kim is recognized as among the top 10 organizational scholars in the world and his work on virtuousness, downsizing, effectiveness, corporate quality culture, and the development of leadership excellence has been most frequently downloaded on Google. He has also published more than 140 academic articles and 15 scholarly books, the most recent of which is Positively Energizing Leadership, which is due for release in August this year. In this week’s episode, Dr. Paige Williams talks to Prof. Kim Cameron about Positively Energizing Leadership. Connect with Kim Cameron: You’ll Learn: [03:47] - Kim explains the inherent tendency in all living systems that underpin positively energizing leadership [06:05] - Kim explains how the heliotropic effect translates into leadership and organizations [09:14] - Kim describes how we might recognize positive energy at work [10:42] - Kim describes how positively energizing leadership differs from other types of leadership [12:55] - Kim explains why we may not be a positive energizer for everyone [16:33] - Kim shares research that shows the impact positively energizing leadership has [21:47] - Kim shares examples of positively energizing leadership in action [27:29] - Kim explains how team members can help their leaders be more positively energizing [31:55] - Kim lets us know of the cautions and caveats we need to be aware of as we work to be a positively energizing leader [35:52] - Kim completes the lightning round! Thanks for listening! MPPW Podcast on Facebook Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post. Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing. Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Kim!

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