Author(s): Kim S. Cameron
The recent emphasis on positive leadership has revolutionized traditional approaches to leading and managing. Producing extraordinarily high performance, generating positively deviant results - results that are dramatically better than normal - and creating remarkable vitality in the workplace are the most frequent consequences of positive leadership. Empirical research by Kim Cameron has confirmed these outcomes, but the lingering question is "how?" What specifically can leaders do to practice positive leadership? This book provides five proven practices - tools and techniques - for practicing positive leadership. These tools and techniques have been confirmed as highly successful in leading individual employees and organizations to attain extraordinarily high levels of flourishing and effectiveness. They build on and supplement Kim Cameron's previous book, Positive Leadership, which outlined the theory but, in the interest of brevity, omitted details about implementation. Developmental exercises and action activities associated with each positive practice are provided in the book to help the practices become instantly implementable.
Kim Cameron is professor of management and organizations at Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business and professor of higher education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. He is coauthor or co-editor of ten books, including Developing Management Skills, Positive Organizational Scholarship, and Making the Impossible Possible, and is cofounder of the Ross School of Business' Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, which the Harvard Business Review recognized as one of the Breakthrough Ideas for 2004.