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Positive leadership and adding value – a lifelong journey

Kim Cameron (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
Robert E. Quinn (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
Cam Caldwell (Dixie State University, Saint George, Utah, USA)

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn are two widely admired world class scholars at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The purpose of this paper is to explore their personal views about positive leadership and added values over the traditional approach to organizations and leadership.

Design/methodology/approach

This interview was designed to obtain personal insights to positive leadership from world renowned leadership scholars.

Findings

Most people do have something to give that is worthwhile, when they address the question of positive leadership over traditional leadership. The moment we orient people to their highest purpose, there is an incentive for them to close their integrity gap.

Originality/value

Obtaining personal insights from lifelong scholars of leadership by means of personal interviews is paramount in the professional field of leadership.

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Citation

Cameron, K., Quinn, R.E. and Caldwell, C. (2017), "Positive leadership and adding value – a lifelong journey", International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 59-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPL-12-2016-0055

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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