November 21, 2019
Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.
Positive Practices in Higher Education
This Incubator presentation describes two different interventions in institutions of higher education in which positive leadership and positive practices were applied. The outcomes of these interventions on students and on institutional performance are discussed.
Kim Cameron became interested in Positive Organizational Scholarship as a result of a decade of studying the consequences of organizational downsizing. Organizations characterized by virtuous practices—for example, forgiveness, compassion, integrity, trust, optimism, kindness—tended to avoid the declining performance associated with downsizing.
Observing this effect led to a variety of empirical studies on the effects of positive leadership and organizational virtuousness on organizational performance.
Cameron’s research has been identified as among the top 10 social science scholars in the world in being downloaded from Google. Reports of the work have appeared in 15 scholarly books and more than 140 academic articles. The latest books include Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship (Oxford University Press), Positive Leadership (Berrett Koehler), and Practicing Positive Leadership (Berrett Koehler).
Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.