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“Peaceful partnerships,” latest Forbes blog by Rob Dube

December 13, 2017


Rob Dube, from Positive Organizations Consortium member company imageOne, penned an op-ed for Forbes about how he uses mindful meditation to both run his organization and strengthen his 26-year relationship with his business partner. In the decade since starting my meditation practice, I’ve noticed a huge shift in our partnership.  

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Three steps to create a feedback culture

December 12, 2017

By: Chris White


Many things stand in the way of creating a culture conducive to giving and receiving feedback. Sometimes, these challenges seem so insurmountable that we stop trying. We simply opt not to take the psychological and relational risk involved with these difficult conversations. We just say nothing. Or, even worse, we default to destructive, passive-aggressive communication. […]

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Mari Kira co-authors study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior

December 5, 2017


Mari Kira’s co-authored study, “Can I come as I am? Refugees’ vocational identity threats, coping, and growth” has been published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. With colleagues in Germany and in Canada, Kira writes about “how transition experiences impact refugees’ personal and career-related growth in the new country.” Kira is the Center for Positive […]

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Wayne Baker, Jane Dutton, Ashley Hardin quoted by HBR about personal crisis at work

November 30, 2017


Wayne Baker, Jane Dutton, Ashley Hardin are quoted in the Harvard Business Review article, “What to do when a personal crisis is hurting your professional life.” The article presents strategies for dealing with crisis and cites research by Baker, Dutton, and Hardin. Baker is Robert P. Thome Professor of Business and Faculty Director of the CPO Consortium. […]

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$2.2 mil awarded to Wayne Baker’s tech startup, Give and Take Inc.

November 30, 2017


Wayne Baker’s Give and Take Inc., a tech startup based on reciprocity and giving research by Baker, Cheryl Baker, and Adam Grant, has raised seed money and launched a beta version software platform, called Givitas, reports Crain’s Detroit, “Ann Arbor startup gets $2.2 million in funding.” “We’ve been helping companies leverage the concepts of generalized […]

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Sanjay Saint co-authored an article on mentoring for the Harvard Business Review

November 16, 2017


Sanjay Saint co-authored, “What mentors wish their mentees knew” for the Harvard Business Review. The article explores the role and characteristics of a successful mentee in academic medicine and beyond. Saint is a faculty associate with the Center for Positive Organizations, the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine, and the Chief of […]

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CPO Consortium member imageOne named a Freep Top Workplace 2017

November 15, 2017


imageOne, a managed print services company based in Oak Park, MI, was recently named a Free Press Top Workplace 2017 in the small business category. “Award winners are determined by employee nominations and anonymous surveys.” imageOne is a member of the Positive Organizations Consortium which is the preeminent peer-to-peer learning and networking cooperative designed to enhance the […]

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Finding meaning and motivation in work

November 14, 2017

By: Chris White


Consider the following story of a meeting with interns led by a senior partner at a large accounting firm. Does it ring true for you? “The partner concluded the meeting by recounting the parable of three bricklayers who were rebuilding a church after it had been damaged by fire: The construction architect observed the three […]

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imageOne’s Rob Dube wrote about mindful leadership in Forbes

November 13, 2017


imageOne’s Rob Dube wrote about mindful leadership in Forbes’ “Take a hike: a mindful approach to difficult employee conversations.” This op-ed presented the organization’s mindful practices and servant leadership culture. imageOne is a member of the Positive Organizations Consortium which is the preeminent peer-to-peer learning and networking cooperative designed to enhance the business effectiveness and sustainability of […]

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World renowned researcher, Barbara Fredrickson, to be presented with $100,000 award by Canadian-based foundation

November 8, 2017


The TANG Prize is Awarded for International Achievements in Psychology Recognized as one of the foremost researchers in the science of positive emotions, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honour her exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity on November 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, a social psychologist, is the […]

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David Mayer quoted in LA Times article about sexual harassment

November 6, 2017


David Mayer was quoted in LA Times’, “She’s harassed at work, she tells human resources, and they do nothing. Here’s how to fix that,” about sexual harassment. The article was written following highly publicized incidents of harassment involving Harvey Weinstein and Travis Kalanick. Mayer is a core faculty member at the Center for Positive Organizations and […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer interviewed for national NBC News co-working story

November 3, 2017


Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed by NBC News for a story titled “How using a co-working space changed the way I think about productivity.” The article’s author (a typically home-based freelancer) shares her personal impressions of co-working and how it increases both well-being and productivity. Spreitzer is the faculty director for the Center for Positive Organizations, a […]

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