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Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski’s research cited in Harvard Business Review article on dissatisfaction at work

September 1, 2017


Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski’s research was cited in the Harvard Business Review’s “What to do when your heart isn’t in your work anymore.” The article described various reasons for dissatisfaction in the workplace such as changes in one’s job responsibilities or changes in personal outlook and goals. Wrzesniewski’s work on purpose and performance along […]

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Kim Cameron featured in a chapter of The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers

September 1, 2017


Kim Cameron’s contribution to the academic field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) in highlighted in a chapter of The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers written by David Bright and Marc Lavine, members of the Center for Positive Organization’s Community of Scholars. Cameron’s teaching and research are featured in, “Kim Cameron Changing the Study of […]

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Amy Wrzesniewski interviewed on NPR about purpose at work

August 31, 2017


Amy Wrzesniewski was interviewed by Shankar Vedeantam on NPR’s The Hidden Brain Podcast, “How to build a better job,” about purpose at work. Wrzesniewski stated that “people are about equally split on whether they say they have a “job,” a “career,” or a “calling” regardless of the type of work they do. According to her research, […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer wrote about Robert E. Quinn’s contribution to Positive Organizational Scholarship in The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers

August 29, 2017


Gretchen Spreitzer wrote a chapter about Robert E. Quinn’s contribution to Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) in The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers. “Inspiring Positive Change: The paradoxical mind of Robert E. Quinn” focuses on Quinn’s work as a teacher and researcher of Positive Organizational Scholarship. From life lessons as a child to his contribution […]

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Jane Dutton and Monica Worline interviewed by Scott Barry Kaufman

August 23, 2017


Jane Dutton and Monica Worline, co-authors of Awakening Compassion at Work: the quiet power that elevates people and organizations, were interviewed about compassion in the workplace by Scott Barry Kaufman for The Psychology Podcast. In the interview, Dutton and Worline defined four steps for being compassionate, addressed gender differences, considered technology’s role in a changing work […]

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Sanjay Saint coauthored a Medicine at Michigan piece on mindfulness

August 23, 2017


Sanjay Saint coauthored “Islands of Mindfulness” for Medicine at Michigan’s Gray Matters series. Saint and co-authors discussed the importance of mindfulness to reduce stressors and improve resilience and well-being for physicians. It is proposed that mindfulness could improve clinicians’ mental health and performance. A pilot study on handwashing as a mindful practice is included. The […]

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David Fessell interviewed on Michigan Radio’s The Next Idea about flow

August 22, 2017


David Fessell was interviewed on Michigan Radio’s The Next Idea about his research on flow and how people get into “the zone.” His essay on the topic, “How to train your mind to get in “the zone”” stated that innovation and creativity emerge from that flow state. Fessell is a professor of radiology at the University […]

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Ross professor wins prestigious lifetime achievement award

August 21, 2017


Michigan Ross Professor Sue Ashford has been honored with a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her incredible work advancing the global understanding of management knowledge and practice. This past weekend, Ashford was awarded the Academy of Management’s 2017 Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management, an honor shared by a very small list of academics and professors. According […]

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The best leaders never stop learning

August 18, 2017


Professor Sue Ashford, writing in Harvard Business Review, explains why executives who are in learning mode outperform others. When it comes to leadership, experience is important but it isn’t everything. What sets good leaders apart from their peers is a learning mindset, writes Ashford, Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations and chair of management & […]

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Ross just hired the largest group of women professors in a decade

August 18, 2017


Julia Lee joins the core faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations. Michigan Ross welcomes six new tenure and tenure-track faculty to campus this year, including a PhD alumnus and a former senior economist from the Council of Economic Advisers.  Five of the six new professors are women, underscoring the school’s efforts to retain a faculty […]

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David Mayer quoted in Washington Post article about CEOs who stuck by President Trump

August 17, 2017


David Mayer was quoted in a Washington Post article, “These CEOs stuck by Trump as others defected then he dumped them” about the resignations and dismantling of the President’s Manufacturing Council  and Strategy and Policy Forum after Trump’s failure to speak out quickly against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville in August. According to […]

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Dave Mayer penned Fortune op-ed about Kenneth Frazier’s resignation from President Trump’s manufacturing council

August 14, 2017


Dave Mayer penned “Merck’s Ken Frazier Just Gave Other CEOs a Blueprint for Standing Up to Trump,” an op-ed for Fortune’s special “Charlottesville Violence” section. Mayer wrote that Frazier’s resignation from President Trump’s manufacturing council because “the President did not sufficiently condemn the behavior of white nationalists this past weekend in Charlottesville, VA,” puts him […]

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