Cameron cites the infusion of collaborative values and restructuring of relationships as a primary reason for the successful clean up and closure of Rocky Flats, one of U.S.’s most hazardous and controversial toxic dumps. Success was contingent upon mutual trust and respect of and between traditionally adversarial groups by adopting a mutual proactive, sharing orientation and empathetic attitudes. The true leaders in this venture shifted from a profit-first stance to changing organizational culture, ensuring that individuals (especially leaders and influencers) pursued an abundance-based vision.
Cameron, Kim S.
"Positively Deviant Organizational Performance and the Role of Leadership Values,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol1/iss1/8