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Christine Porath shares ways leaders can better protect today’s public-facing employees

December 2, 2022


Christine Porath shares her thoughts on what leaders can do to better protect today’s public-facing employees in “Frontline Work When Everyone Is Angry” for Harvard Business Review. This article explains how several compounding factors and pressures have brought us to this point – including stress, negative emotions, weakened ties, technology, and lack of self-awareness. Business […]

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20 Years of Impact and Counting!

November 29, 2022


Over 20 years ago, the Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) was founded at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business to provide a focus and impetus for scholarship and teaching. Over the years, we’ve developed engaging opportunities to spark debate, compel action, and inspire further research. Today, as the world prepares for […]

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Ethan Kross encourages self-talk and yes, you should talk to yourself.

October 4, 2022


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Faculty Associate Ethan Kross discusses the benefits of your inner voice and how it is a multipurpose tool in “Yes, you should talk to yourself. Here’s how to tame your inner voice” for CNN.  This article highlights the importance and positive impact of self-talk. By recognizing negative self-talk and learning […]

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Dave Mayer shares five ways for business leaders to connect better with Gen Z.

October 4, 2022


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Faculty Research Director Dave Mayer shares his thoughts on ways business leaders can and should connect with Generation Z in “With Gen Z recruits, use these ways to integrate them into the workforce,” for Gulf News.  As different generations of workers are converging more than ever before, this article highlights […]

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Jane Dutton shares ways to create high-quality connections without draining your energy.

October 4, 2022


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Faculty Advisory Board member Jane Dutton shares her thoughts on how high-quality connections at work can provide a sense of positive regard for others in “Why Dealing With Other People Is Our Biggest Challenge” for Psychology Today.  This article explains how loneliness, drained energy, and a lack of patience are […]

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Center for Positive Organizations presents 150th session of Positive Links Speaker Series

September 30, 2022


The Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) is pleased to announce the 150th session of the Positive Links Speaker Series taking place on Monday, November 7, 2022. The session features Scott E. Page and is hosted by CPO Faculty Co-Director Julia Lee Cunningham. For 20 years, the Positive Links Speaker Series has offered inspiring […]

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Bob Chapman, named Inc’s #3 CEO in the world, reflects on the need for caring leaders

August 19, 2022

By: BUSINESSIMPACT, Bob Chapman


Bob Chapman (MBA ‘68) was recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc. and a Top Social Capital CEO by the International Business Times.  As Chairman and CEO of $3.5 billion global capital equipment and consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller, Chapman is showing what’s possible at the intersection of great business strategy and profound care for people.  […]

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Four Ways to Help Your Coworkers Feel Respected

August 17, 2022

By: Kristie Rogers, Beth S. Schinoff, & Nitya Chawla


Feeling disrespected at work is now a leading reason that U.S. employees are quitting their jobs, according to the Pew Research Center, following only low pay and lack of opportunity for advancement. This worrisome finding has implications for how leaders and organizations show respect to employees, and it also prompts an important question: What can you, as a […]

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Center for Positive Organizations Recognizes “Hope Cultures in Organizations” with 2022 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship 

July 1, 2022


The Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is “Hope Cultures in Organizations: Tackling the Grand Challenge of Commercial Sex Exploitation.” The article was authored by Katina B. Sawyer (University of Arizona) and Judith A. Clair (Boston College) […]

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