Dean's Lecture Series

Positive Leadership and Extraordinary Organisational Performance

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Monday 26 March
Basement Theatre, 198 Berkeley Street, campus map

This presentation reports findings from ten years of research on Positive Organisational Scholarship (POS). POS is the study of especially positive outcomes, processes and attributes of organisations. It builds on but is different from Positive Psychology in its focus on the organisational context. Merely bringing happy people together may not make for an effective organisation, so the dynamics that produce excellence, thriving, flourishing, abundance, and resilience are examined. Special attention is paid to the role of positive leadership in producing positively deviant outcomes.

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Professor Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organisation in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Professor Cameron was Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and department chair at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Cameron’s past research has been published in more than 120 academic articles and 14 scholarly books. He is one of the co-founders of the Centre for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Cameron received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He served as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and was a recipient of the Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society’s Outstanding Educator Award and the Academy of Management OMT Division’s Trailblazer Award.