Positive Links Videos

All of our Positive Links sessions are free and open to the public. Most are live-streamed and then posted to YouTube, but some are only available on an internal University of Michigan server (requiring U-M login). Quick links to all of the 2016-17 videos are posted below.

2016-17 Fall Semester

September 20, 2016

The surprising effects of smiling on stress, health, and behavioral outcomes
Sarah Pressman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine


November 2, 2016

Leading to win in a complex world
General David Perkins, Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command


November 14, 2016

Eudaimonia in work and family life: Findings and reflections
Carol D. Ryff, Hilldale Professor of Psychology, Director, Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison Principal Investigator, MIDUS (Midlife in the U.S.) National Study


December 6, 2016

Finding purpose: Environmental stewardship as a personal calling
Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

2016-17 Winter Semester

January 11, 2017

Originals: How non-conformists move the world
Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Originals and Give and Take


January 24, 2017

Impact at scale: Fulfilling the base of the pyramid promise
Ted London, Vice President, Scale Impact Initiative at William Davidson Institute; Faculty, Michigan Ross


February 20, 2017

Bringing your best self to work: The power of seeing yourself through others’ eyes
Julia J. Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Positive Organizations; Faculty (beginning summer ’17), Michigan Ross


April 24, 2017

Positive organization development: A new change equation that’s changing everything
David Cooperrider, University Distinguished Professor and Fairmount Santrol Professorship, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University