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On a mission to increase diversity and inclusion awareness at Ross

October 26, 2017


Shaping the future As Michigan Ross defines the future of business education, current students chart the future of business. Ariana Almas, +LAB fellow When Ariana Almas, MBA ’18, first arrived at Michigan Ross, she knew diversity and inclusion would be one of her passions. As a business student with a concentration in HR management and an interest in […]

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Students becoming the teachers—and then the CEOs

October 26, 2017


Shaping the future As Michigan Ross defines the future of business education, current students chart the future of business. Jameka Eleazer and Emily Fisher, Magnify 2017 alums After their class project wowed hundreds of staff members at Michigan Medicine this past year, two Ross BBAs are launching their own positive organizational scholarship consulting firm, which they believe […]

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Alison Blake-Davis interviewed, Center for Positive Organizations cited in Fortune

October 20, 2017


Alison Blake-Davis, former Dean of the Ross School of Business, was interviewed in the Fortune article, “How to talk about the Las Vegas shooting.” “The first thing is for leaders to be present, talking, listening, and acknowledging that something specific has happened and that some people may have concerns” when something terrible happens, Blake-Davis told […]

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Safety and Health Magazine reported David Mayer, Chen Zhang, Eun Bit Hwang’s research on learning

October 20, 2017


David Mayer, Chen Zhang, and Eun Bit Hwang’s new research on learning was reported by Safety and Health Magazine, “Learning something new could help lower on the job stress.” According to the article, “workers who sought on-the-job learning opportunities combated stress more effectively than workers who participated in relaxing activities.” Mayer is a core faculty […]

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Jane Dutton Named Favorite Professor by Poets & Quants

October 19, 2017


Jane Dutton, long known around Ross as a favorite professor, has had the title formally bestowed upon her by Poets & Quants, which has dubbed her Favorite Professor of the Class of 2017. “She teaches positive business not only through course material, but also through exemplifying the work in her teaching style,” said Lindsey Hirt, BBA ‘17. […]

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+LABBER Sarah Wood coordinated mental health event, Amy Young spoke

October 17, 2017


The Michigan Daily reported on Head Talk, a Ted Talk-style panel focused on mindfulness and wellbeing, that took place during the University of Michigan’s mental health week. The event was coordinated by Sarah Wood, a +LAB fellow and Michigan Ross BBA, and included a speech by Amy Young, a CPO faculty associate whose research focuses on the […]

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Robert E. Quinn interviewed in Investor’s Business Daily

October 17, 2017


Robert E. Quinn was interviewed in Investor’s Business Daily for “9 Authentic Actions That Build Trust” through authentic action. “We know [authentic leadership] when we see it, and we can trust it,” said Quinn. Quinn is professor emeritus at Michigan Ross. He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations, and among other works, the […]

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Stronger ties with coworkers boost creativity and resilience: Here’s how to start

October 11, 2017


Humans are social animals, and making connections with each other is critical to our mental and physical health. Making connections often gets forgotten at work, however, where time pressures get in the way of forming friendships. But with stress and workplace incivility on the rise, it’s time to start forming those bonds, say Michigan Ross […]

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The simplest explanation of positive leadership

October 9, 2017

By: Chris White


“It is hard to be that nice all the time” complained a friend as we discussed the pros and cons of positive leadership. “And besides, people don’t want things sugar-coated. Sometimes they need tough love.” Quite a few people I meet have the same concerns about positive leadership, even if they do not say them […]

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David Mayer, Chen Zhang, and Eun Bit Hwang’s research on Psych.org

October 9, 2017


David Mayer, Chen Zhang, and Eun Bit Hwang’s new research was discussed in “Relax or learn? Coping with stress at work” on Psych.org. This work shows that shows on-the-job learning helps curb counterproductive behavior and stress. “When it comes to addressing negative emotions and actions in stressful work environments, building positive resources by learning something […]

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Vic Strecher quoted in Huffington Post article on changing organizational culture

October 6, 2017


Vic Strecher was quoted in “Don’t trust training and education to change your culture” for the Huffington Post. The article stated that culture change, including making an organization more inclusive and diverse, requires system change, measures, and consequences. Strecher is a faculty associate with the Center for Positive Organizations and behavioral scientist, professor, and Director […]

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