Positive leadership and organization
Professor: Miguel Pina e Cunha
Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
June 1 – June 12, 2015
June 1 – June 12 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
June 6 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
This course explores organizational behavior from a positive perspective. It uses new knowledge coming from the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship to debate how better organizations can be developed via a deliberate focus on the strengths of individuals and teams. It discusses topics such as: How can leaders foster positive psychological capital? How can such interactions be used as levers of organizational development? What are the positive pillars of great teams? What characterizes a positive workplace? The course offers behavioral science approaches to the development of positive practices at the individual, relational, and organizational levels.
Miguel Pina e Cunha holds a PhD from Tilburg University (1998) and is Professor of Organization Studies at Nova School of Business and Economics. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals. He previously worked with several companies and the Portuguese gover- nment on leadership and change management processes. Professor Pina has won on several occasions the Best Paper Award at different international conferences such as BAI (2007,2008 2009 and 2013) and EURAM (2013). His research interests include: process-based views of organizations; the paradoxes of organizing; and virtuous and toxic leadership.
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