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David Drews: What inhibits optimized performance?

May 5, 2017


Executive in Residence Blog Series In this vlog, David Drews explains obstacles to implementing Positive Organizational Scholarship and positive practices. — David Drews, the founder and CEO of Justus Equity, LLC, is an Executive in Residence at the Center for Positive Organizations.

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David Drews: An Army General Weighs in on Optimal Performance

May 5, 2017


Executive in Residence Blog Series In this vlog, David Drews reflects on General David Perkins’, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Positive Links Series talk. — David Drews, the founder and CEO of Justus Equity, LLC, is an Executive in Residence at the Center for Positive Organizations.

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David Drews: Generating positive energy in your organization

May 5, 2017


Executive in Residence Blog Series In this vlog, David Drews encourages leaders to make a conscious decision to take the positive lens to everything in an organization. — David Drews, the founder and CEO of Justus Equity, LLC, is an Executive in Residence at the Center for Positive Organizations.

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The power of a trauma to drive positive change

January 19, 2017

By: Richard Haller

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Executive in Residence Blog Series   “Adversity introduces a man to himself” – Anonymous How does your journey shape the person you are, or better yet, expose the person you are? Monthly, my colleagues at the Center for Positive Organizations get together for Executive in Residence Salons. The salons are an opportunity for one of […]

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Wednesdays with an “old nun”

December 6, 2016

By: Richard Haller

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Executive in Residence Blog Series What is the best way to discover lessons of leadership? Experience has shown me that the sources of these lessons do not always come from the obvious places. Learning comes from a wide spectrum of sources, some conventional and some from what one might consider unconventional or at least unexplored. […]

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Election pain: A springboard to a better life

November 17, 2016

By: Robert E. Quinn

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The following post was originally featured in Professor Robert Quinn’s blog, The Positive Organization. The election of Donald Trump has brought much emotion into public discourse. The conflicts are intense and the intensity is likely to last for a long time. In the last few days I have had two conversations that were particularly instructive.   […]

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Culture … and things that matter

November 16, 2016

By: Fred Keller

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Executive in Residence Blog Series I was recently asked to address a group of 100 attorneys as they did their annual planning retreat. They wanted me to address the cultural elements at Cascade Engineering in hopes of stimulating their thinking about how they could improve their culture. I was flattered that they asked a manufacturer […]

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Who am I, really?

November 9, 2016

By: Richard Haller

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Executive in Residence Blog Series This seems to be the question that haunts us, all of our lives. If you are wondering if it ever disappears, I can only say that even after retirement, it remains an object of my personal exploration. It is something I never really expected, but then again I might have […]

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Positive Leadership: The Staff Series “Empowered with Confidence”

October 28, 2016


Negotiation calls on us to compete and cooperate to do our jobs well and achieve extraordinary results. But, the biggest challenge in a negotiation is to be strategic while also being real. Shirli Kopelman, a Professor at the Ross School of Business, argues that this duality is both possible and powerful. In Negotiating Genuinely, she teaches […]

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Positive Leadership: The Staff Series “Identifying My Purpose”

October 20, 2016


In Professor Robert Quinn’s book Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Results, he states that “The individuals, groups, teams, and organizations will not change until they can identify and embrace their potential, that is, really grasp what they are capable of achieving. This will not happen until one person, somewhere, makes a […]

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