September 23, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Reception Immediately Following

The Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ross Building, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Click here to watch the video

Session Description: What do we know, and what do we not yet know about the effects of the “positive” in organizations and on individuals? Positive leadership can and does have powerful, generative effects in organizations. At the same time, there are some important criticisms and critiques associated with “the positive”. Some criticize the research. Some criticize the practice. In this presentation, Kim summarizes the five key critiques of Positive Organizational Scholarship and positive leadership, and responds to them directly.

Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan.  He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan, and has served as a dean, associate dean, and department chair. He received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University.  His research on organizational virtuousness and other topics has been published in more than 130 scholarly articles and 15 academic books. He was recently recognized as being among the top 10 scholars in the organizational sciences whose work has been most frequently downloaded from Google.

We acknowledge and sincerely apologize for the unavoidable scheduling of this Positive Links session on Yom Kippur. We will be sharing the video from the link above for those unable to attend.

Free and open to the public.

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Diane and Paul Jones (Ross School of Business MBA 1975), for their generous gift in support of the 2015-2016 Positive Links Speaker Series.