January 29, 2018
Free and open to the public
Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor
FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Conscious Capitalism Inc.
About the talk
We live in a world of extraordinary pain and suffering. Public confidence in major corporations is at an all-time low. Why? Too many businesses exploit their people and harm their communities for short-term profit. If we are not consciously part of the healing, we are probably part of the hurting. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Business can become the primary agent for healing society. This is not about healing businesses; it is about business as healing. Business can take wounded people, broken communities, and damaged ecosystems and make them whole again – and businesses that operate in this way will be more successful and profitable over time. In this session, Sisodia will share stories of such businesses and extract lessons from them.
Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
He has a PhD in Marketing from Columbia University. Raj has published ten books and over 100 academic articles. His books include Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family, and Shakti Leadership: Embracing the Feminine and Masculine Future of Business. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store, and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Jane Dutton, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Cascade Engineering, University of Michigan Learning & Professional Development, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.
Additional support for this session provided by: