Video: Fred Luthans on the Power of Positivity

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:

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

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

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

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