Positive leadership occurs when people follow a person because they are inspired by the excellence with which that person exhibits the virtues that are relevant to a situation. A person in a position of authority may or may not lead, even when they manage other people, and people without any authority may still lead.
The Structured Ethical Reflection (SER) tool is a worksheet that people can use to help them think more intentionally about, and exhibit more nuance in, the ethical issues involved in their management practice. It is oriented primarily toward practicing managers, but it can be adapted for use by full-time students by having them apply the tool to case studies, having them interview practicing managers, or through other, similar applications. A teaching note can be requested by emailing CPL@louisville.edu.Lift: The Fundamental State of LeadershipManagement Team Conflict Role Play-CTO RoleMoral InsightOrganizational Culture and Positive Leadership Technical Note
This technical note provides us with valuable illustrations of organizational culture and the benefits and limits of management: Managers were able to come up with and direct others to engage in a set of behaviors that made their project successful but were unable to make positive changes last. In this note, we introduce the idea of positive leadership and examine its role in changing organizational culture in meaningful and ethical ways. To do this, we explain organizational culture and management in more detail. With these concepts as a background, we then introduce the ideas of leadership and positive leadership.The Other – Praising Emotions Exercise
In this exercise, students recall details from their lives about their experiences with five other-praising emotions, interview a partner about their own and their partners’ experiences, and then participate in a class discussion about how an understanding of other-praising emotions can help them improve their leadership. A teaching note can be requested by emailing CPL@lousiville.edu.University of Louisville Athletic Department: The Endless Comeback
This case study describes abrupt changes in leadership at the University of Louisville and its Athletic Department.
Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Leadership, Evaluation, and Organization DevelopmentCollege of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville
Affiliated Coach and Consultant
Affiliated Faculty, Director of Online Teaching and Learning, Program Director, Online MBA and Associate Professor of Practice, Management & EntrepreneurshipCollege of Business, University of Louisville
Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, College of Education and Human DevelopmentUniversity of Louisville
Ryan Quinn, PhD
Academic Director of the Center for Positive Leadership and Chair of the Management & Entrepreneurship DepartmentUniversity of Louisville College of Business
Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Criminal JusticeCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville
Benefit of Positive Leadership
People who practice positive leadership make themselves better, inspire others to be better, and make the world a better place for others. Positive leadership is harder and more complex than it appears at first, but when people commit themselves to pausing and practicing it, their impact becomes more positive and more meaningful, and the resources gained far outweigh the cost.
Virtues are standards of Moral Excellence.
When we say excellence, what we mean is excellence that deviates from norms or conventions.
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