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Podcast: How to succeed in the gig world

August 15, 2018


On “Work and Life With Stew Friedman,” Professor Sue Ashford discusses effective strategies for thriving in the new economy Experts call it the new “gig economy,” where short-time, freelance jobs are becoming more popular and in demand compared to permanent employment. In a recent episode of the podcast “Work and Life with Stew Friedman,” Michigan […]

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Michigan Ross teams up with Amazon for annual Business + Impact Challenge

August 15, 2018


Incoming MBA students will work with company to spark ideas around disaster relief The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan announced today the 2018 Business + Impact Challenge, taking place August 13-14. More than 400 first-year Full-Time MBA students will work to develop and propose innovative solutions to a challenge brought by […]

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Podcast: Turning crisis into success through purpose

July 27, 2018


“HBR Ideacast” with Robert Quinn explores how DTE transformed itself and exceeded its wildest hopes — and how your company can do the same. A new episode of the Harvard Business Review’s popular podcast, “HBR Ideacast,” features the story of the turnaround at DTE Energy after the company faced a crisis in 2009, with commentary from Michigan Ross Professor Emeritus Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor of the Olin Business […]

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Kim Cameron, Robert Quinn named AOM Pasmore-Woodman Award winners

July 24, 2018


Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron (L-R) Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn were unanimously selected as the 2018 winners of the Academy of Management (AOM) Organizational Development and Change (ODC) Division’s Pasmore-Woodman Award. The award is “made to two or more colleagues who, for a sustained period of time, have maintained a significant working […]

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Adam Grant on TODAY: Raising resilient, happy kids

July 24, 2018


Watch Adam Grant on a TODAY Unconventional Wisdom segment talking about “the importance of saying no to your kids, the dangers of helicopter parenting, and ways to motivate your young ones.” Grant is a member of the Center for Positive Organization’s Advisory Board and the Class of 1965 Wharton Professor of Management and professor of […]

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What Mister Rogers teaches us about moral leadership

July 24, 2018

By: Robert E. Quinn


New Documentary Sheds Light on What Many in Business Overlook: The Value of Moral Power This piece originally appeared on Robert Quinn’s blog, The Positive Organization. It is republished here and on the Michigan Ross website with permission. This past month a documentary called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mister (Fred) Rogers was released. […]

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Job crafting, Jane Dutton featured in Thrive Global post

July 16, 2018


Courtney Bigony, from Consortium member company 15Five, penned a Thrive Global post, titled “Dear CEOs: Improve Organizational Health By Focusing On The Heart Of Your Company (Your Managers),” citing job crafting as a way to improve organizations.

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Kim Cameron research cited in The Globe and Mail article

June 29, 2018


Kim Cameron’s research on the use of positive practices in creating a positive culture and organizational effectiveness was cited in The Globe and Mail article, “Three key conditions to create a healthy workplace.” Cameron is co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations at Michigan Ross. […]

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Pete Bacevice discusses office space in Dear HBR: podcast

June 29, 2018


Pete Bacevice, a researcher at Michigan Ross and HLW, helps hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer listener questions about office space in the Harvard Business Review podcast, Dear HBR:. The episode talks about “how to survive in an open office, deploy teams across multiple buildings, and ask for a better workspace.”

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CPO professors dominate INC Magazine’s list of best books for leaders

June 28, 2018


INC Magazine recently published a list of the best business books for leaders looking to incorporate positive leadership practices into their organizations. On the list of eight books the magazine says the “smartest leaders have already read,” three are written by Michigan Ross Faculty from the Center for Positive Organizations, meaning books from Michigan Ross […]

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Robert Quinn in HBR: How (and why) to create a purpose-driven organization

June 27, 2018


Harvard Business Review cover story describes a framework to realize the power of positive business. All too often, executives avoid the notion of a higher purpose to their organization. They assume that their employees act primarily in self-interest, and treat them accordingly; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The executives implement ever-tighter controls, workers react, and […]

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Lessons on how to accelerate an ‘impact industry’

June 18, 2018


The successful strategies of the clean cookstove movement may also apply elsewhere. A new paper from Michigan Ross Professor Ted London highlights some valuable lessons for industries that are working to make a positive impact in developing countries. Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, London and colleague Colm Fay, both of the William Davidson […]

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