Kim Cameron gives many examples of just how effective positive leadership can be as well as ways to actually enable the four key elements of climate, relationships, communication and meaning.
Houston, TX (Vocus) April 22, 2010
Kim Cameron, PhD, professor and author of Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance, will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, April 26. The show is designed to inform listeners and encourage them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Kim Cameron shares how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and performance far above the norm. In a concise, inspiring way, Cameron describes four specific positive leadership strategies and how to implement them:
•Enabling a positive climate
•Developing positive relationships
•Promoting positive communication
•Creating positive meaning
Kim Cameron shared, “Positive leadership is not about being a Polly Anna. It is not about ignoring or minimizing problems and obstacles, but about engendering that which is life-giving, elevating, and virtuous in organizations. It is what I call positively deviant leadership.”
For the most part, organizations are designed to foster stability, steadiness, and predictable conditions because Wall Street is quick to punish companies that are unpredictable in their performance. Consequently, organizations specify what is expected of employees, who reports to whom, what the goals are, what procedures are to be employed, what rules apply, how the work gets done, and what structures are in place. These things are intended to reduce variation and deviance. The result is that most organizations and most leaders focus on maintaining performance in the middle of the continuum.
Positively deviant leadership, on the other hand, focuses on fostering and enabling performance on the positive end of the continuum. It is oriented toward affirmative, extraordinary, virtuous performance, which is positively deviant!
Sheryl Dawson, show host shared, “Kim Cameron gives many examples of just how effective positive leadership can be as well as ways to actually enable the four key elements of climate, relationships, communication and meaning.”
Ken Dawson, Total Career Success show host added, “Accentuating the positive is an age old saying. Kim Cameron gives it new meaning and potential by demonstrating that a leader’s attitudes and behaviors can dramatically impact individual and organizational performance.”
Dawson added, “Positive leaders create a vision of abundance – a view of the future based on optimism and hope. In addition, they enhance intrinsic motivational factors and empowerment. The results are extraordinary.”
To listen to the broadcast, please visit voiceamerica.com and click on the Total Career Success icon. The show will air live at 9 – 10 a.m. Pacific time on April 26 and will then be available as an archive on the web site or to be downloaded to MP3 players and cell phones, or from iTunes http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=311541702 For 7 free videos on career transition for boomers and every generation, visit http://www.betterjobbetterlife.com
About Kim Cameron, PhD
Kim Cameron is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organization in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Cameron’s research on organizational downsizing, effectiveness, quality culture, organizational virtuousness, and the development of management skills has been published in more than 120 scholarly articles and in 13 academic books. The most recent include: Positive Organizational Scholarship (Berrett-Koehler, 2003), Competing Values Leadership (Edward Elgar, 2006), Leading with Values (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Making the Impossible Possible (Berrett Koehler, 2006), and Positive Leadership (Berrett Koehler, 2008). His current research focuses on the virtuousness of and in organizations and its relationships to organizational success. He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship. Dr. Cameron received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He served on the National Research Council and was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar. He is a recipient of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society’s Outstanding Educator Award. He currently consults with and teaches executive programs for a variety of business, government, and educational organizations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
About Total Career Success
Total Career Success, which is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, the world leader in Internet Talk Radio, aims to engage listeners in new ways of thinking about their potential, their goals, and their future. The show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. They have served corporations in outplacement and career development as well as talent management optimization for 30 years in their consulting firm Dawson Consulting Group. The show presents guests who are experts in their fields to share the lessons they have learned in succeeding in their various areas of excellence and to discuss tips about a broad range of career issues, from specific career opportunities, to industries and workplace changes, to financial and advancement considerations. To access their new free job search and career transition video series visit http://www.betterjobbetterlife.com For more information, visit totalcareersuccess.com