Brad Owens


Brad’s research interests in Positive Organizational Scholarship focus on virtuous social contagion between leaders and followers, and the underlying processes that foster growth and engagement in the workplace. His research examines humility in leaders and in teams, and how energy can be endogenously resourced between organizational actors. His work has been funded by the Templeton Foundation and has been highlighted in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur.com, and Inc. Magazine.

Brad speaks on the topics of character development, leader humility, and relational energy and has worked with companies to facilitate deep-level leadership development, positive work environments, and relational energy transfer. Brad was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Positive Organizations in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is now a faculty member of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.