Positive Leadership on Campus: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Enhance Collaboration and Well-Being Among University Staff
positive organisational scholarship
Adult and Continuing Education
Community College Leadership
Educational Administration and Supervision
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Teacher Education and Professional Development
Higher education is greatly in need of leaders that are able to empower campus stakeholders to solve growing and complex challenges. Globalization, diversity, technology, social change, and other modern day challenges require a collaborative approach to leadership and problem-solving (Kezar, Carducci, & Contreras-McGavin, 2006). The science of positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship have made great advances in understanding what type of practices fuel collaboration and well-being among teams. This paper explores the elements that generate energy and connection at the individual and group level. Intended to be developed into a micro-course for campus leaders, this paper introduces actionable strategies that can be applied across administrative teams on campus to fuel institutional transformation from within.