Sanger Faculty Champion Kim Cameron’s New Book Details the Far-Reaching Effects of Positive Energy

by | Nov 30, 2021 | Books, Leading Organizations

Positive work environments have been shown to boost productivity, improve growth mindset, and increase collaboration across teams. A recent book by Ross School of Business Professor Emeritus Kim Cameron summarizes his many years of research into the power of positive energy and how leaders can achieve extraordinary results through the positive energy generated by virtuous interactions with employees.

Positively Energizing Leadership: Virtuous Actions and Relationships that Create High Performance examines how individuals are attracted to and flourish in the presence of positive energy. Grounded in data and real-life experiences, the book explores how leaders’ virtuous behaviors can generate high-quality performance in their organizations, as well as improve the lives of those who work alongside them. 

“When experiencing positive leadership and positive relational energy, individuals tend to work harder and produce outcomes at much higher levels than they would otherwise,” Cameron said. “Empirical evidence confirms that exposing people to positive energy, helping employees flourish personally, and fostering a sense of value and meaningfulness at work almost always pay off in higher levels of productivity and effectiveness.”

Cameron said organizations that apply the lessons from the book can experience greater innovation, higher profits, increased employee engagement and retention, and improved customer loyalty. Positively Energizing Leadership provides practical suggestions, assessments, and exercises showing how leaders can improve their own positive energy and increase positive relational energy in their organizations.

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