Management As a Calling: Yielding Positive Performance Through Positive Leadership with Kim Cameron & Andy Hoffman

Original Air Date Wednesday, February 22, 2020

Inserting love, kindness, compassion, and other virtues into capitalism may seem like a pipe dream but professors at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business are fostering just that. Changing the business school curriculum to include business sustainability models and positive organization dynamics is helping to increase employee satisfaction and to heal the world. At the Positive Business Conference, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen sat down with two well-known scholars and published professors about their contributions to creating a new generation of businesses that will transform lives through positive encouragement and positive motivation. Kim Cameron discusses the guiding principles from his latest book, Practicing Positive Leadership: Tools and Techniques That Create Extraordinary Results and Andy Hoffman shares the key points of his recently published paper, The Next Phase of Business Sustainability. Does something in this conversation resonate with you? Are you in need of a professional speaker who can elevate your tribe & enliven your culture? Lisa Cypers Kamen is an award-winning speaker, author & happiness expert who facilitates life-changing presentations for organizations of any size. The science is clear, happier people thrive in life. If you are ready to inject joy into your organization, find out which program is best for you at Lisa’s Live Events.

Kim Cameron — Virtuosity Within Organizations:
  • Kim deduced that businesses who were downsizing could flourish if they were compassionate and employed virtuous practices. [2:10]
  • Kim shares examples of companies that were exposed to positive organization dynamics and the six outcomes that were measured. [7:58]
  • How the spirit of virtuosity at Michigan Ross School of Business creates a positive business environment. [16:08]
  • Kim explains how virtuous practices can impact government organizations for social good. [24:37]

Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education at 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 he has also served as a dean, associate dean, and department chair. He received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and Ph.D. 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.
Book: Practicing Positive Leadership: Tools and Techniques That Create Extraordinary Results 

Kim Cameron Website

PositiveOrg on Facebook




Andy Hoffman — Developing Management Skills:
  • Andy’s paper, The Next Phase of Business Sustainability, addresses the need for businesses to transform their values and give nature economic value. [32:14]
  • Andy explains the need for more business managers who have a responsibility to the betterment of society. [36:16]
  • The two areas of business sustainability that are used to transform markets to combat climate change. [44:34]
  • The importance of changing the primary models of what business schools promote and teach. [51:25]

Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; a position that holds joint appointments in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School for Environment & Sustainability.

Paper: The Next Phase of Business Sustainability: Management as a Calling

Andrew Hoffman Website

@hoffmanandy on Twitter

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