Business and Management INK

Video: Fred Luthans on the Power of Positivity

July 10, 2013 1060

Dr. Fred Luthans, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies Co-Editor-in-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the University of Nebraska, has long been recognized for his research on the science of positive organizational behavior and psychological capital, or PsyCap. At the 30th Pan Pacific Conference at the University of Johannesburg last month, Dr. Luthans gave two brief interviews highlighting valuable lessons from South Africa on the meaning of PsyCap and the power of positivity.

Here, he discusses how PsyCap positively affects attitudes, behaviors, and performance in the context of challenges in global talent management:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_bJ6XdRvnA]

Next, he talks about PsyCap’s role in the positive change that took place at South Africa’s Robben Island, formerly a political prison:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GoMrVhy2SQ&]

Read some of Dr. Luthans’ recent work on PsyCap, published in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies here.

Business and Management INK puts the spotlight on research published in our more than 100 management and business journals. We feature an inside view of the research that’s being published in top-tier SAGE journals by the authors themselves.

View all posts by Business & Management INK

Related Articles

Leading Boards in Chaos and Uncertainty? Have an Enlightened Approach
Business and Management INK
July 17, 2024

Leading Boards in Chaos and Uncertainty? Have an Enlightened Approach

Read Now
Studying Leadership Coaching in the Workplace
Business and Management INK
July 16, 2024

Studying Leadership Coaching in the Workplace

Read Now
The Case of Leftist Governments in Chile and Uruguay
Business and Management INK
July 15, 2024

The Case of Leftist Governments in Chile and Uruguay

Read Now
Exploring Public-Private Partnerships in the National Capital Region of the United States
Business and Management INK
July 12, 2024

Exploring Public-Private Partnerships in the National Capital Region of the United States

Read Now
With or Without You: Career Capital Development as Experienced by MBA Alumni

With or Without You: Career Capital Development as Experienced by MBA Alumni

In this article, co-authors Elizabeth Houldsworth, Andrea Tresidder, and Tatiana Rowson answer a few questions regarding the inspiration of their recent article, […]

Read Now
Understanding HR Managers’ Role in Shaping Fair Organizational Policies and Practice

Understanding HR Managers’ Role in Shaping Fair Organizational Policies and Practice

In this article, researchers Katie Geradine and Ishbel McWha-Hermann reflect on the connection between global crises, social inequalities, and the role of human resource managers in the workplace.

Read Now
Corporate Health Policy: Pioneering a Fresh Avenue of Research

Corporate Health Policy: Pioneering a Fresh Avenue of Research

In this article, Lilia Raquel Rojas-Cruz, Irene Henriques, Bryan Husted reflect on the inspiration behind their research article, “Exploring Public Health Research for Corporate Health Policy: Insights for Business and Society Scholars,” in Business & Society.

Read Now
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments