Kim Cameron’s research cited in Forbes article

December 3, 2018


Kim S. Cameron

Redefining ‘nice’ as it relates to leadership

Kim Cameron’s research was cited in a recent Forbes article, “When Being Nice Backfires.” The article deliberates the idea that leaders, often employers, struggle to draw the line between being nice to their employees and being pushovers, largely because of the many nuances there are to “being nice” in the workplace. The article cites research from Cameron and colleagues that being nice in the workplace ultimately should be defined as “having a positive impact on your people and the organization as a whole, i.e. positive leadership.”

Cameron is co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations at Michigan Ross.