Kim Cameron

Kim S. Cameron discusses positively energizing leadership on Michelle McQuaid podcast

August 23, 2021

Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Kim S. Cameron visits the Michelle McQuaid podcast to discuss the question: “Could You Be A Positively Energizing Leader?

The episode delves into Cameron’s research on the nature of positively energizing leadership and the impact it can have on team members and organizations. It uses Cameron’s new book “Positively Energizing Leadership: Virtuous Actions and Relationships That Create High Performance” as a touchstone for conversation.

“People who are positively energizing in terms of relationships help other people flourish,” Cameron says. “They are life-giving to people. They help other people feel valued, uplifted. They help unleash potential and talent in other people. As opposed to being selfish, being in control, wanting to make sure I get my way, making sure people follow me, and so on, which is so typical of normal leadership.”

In a related interview with the Leadership Freak blog, Cameron discusses how the virtuousness that underpins positively energizing leadership can be used to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. He also offers actions to help build positive workplace cultures.

Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at the University of Michigan.