Dr Kim Cameron, University of Michigan Business School, has investigated the positive energy of leaders in various businesses and found that if a leader is the hub of a positive energy network, their performance is four times higher than if they are at the centre of an influence network or an information network.
Essentially it means when you communicate with people do they leave energised or depleted?
He prescribes hiring for positive energy, which means finding leaders who are trustworthy, who pay attention, who build and foster confidence in teams, who are unselfish and who can solve problems.
Cameron has a book which we would recommend reading: Practicing Positive Leadership.
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