October 13, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Reception Immediately Following

Robertson Auditorium, 1st Floor, Ross Building, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Click here to watch the video

Celebrating 100 SessionsSession Description: Most people want to work in a positive organization.  Yet turning an organization positive is a most difficult challenge.  Relationships, teams, organizations and communities are governed by conventional cultures that naturally resist positive change.  In this presentation I will draw tools from my new book, The Positive Organization.  The audience will have the opportunity to use the tools in real time, and create their own practical paths to positive organizing.

Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at Michigan Ross.  He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations.  Quinn’s research and teaching focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness.  He has published 18 books on these subjects.  His best-selling book, Deep Change has sold over 100,000 copies.  His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education for 2015.  His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs.  He is particularly known for his work on the competing values framework.  It has been used by organizations across the globe and thousands of managers have been trained in the use of the Framework.  He has thirty-five years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies.  He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.  You can read more about Bob on his website at www.bob-quinn.com.

Free and open to the public.

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Diane and Paul Jones (Ross School of Business MBA 1975), for their generous gift in support of the 2015-2016 Positive Links Speaker Series.