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Adam Grant shares ‘Mario Kart Theory of Peak Flow’ in TED talk

October 18, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant explains “How to stop languishing and start finding flow” in a recent TED talk. The TED talk builds on Grant’s wildly successful New York Times article on languishing, which he calls the “neglected middle child of mental health.” Grant defines languishing as a sense of stagnation […]

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Flexible work is here to stay, Adam Grant writes in The Wall Street Journal

October 18, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant writes about “The Real Meaning of Freedom at Work” in The Wall Street Journal. Access to the full article requires a WSJ subscription. Grant says the taste of freedom and flexibility workers got while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired what he calls […]

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CNN cites Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski’s research on job crafting

October 13, 2021


The CNN article “How to fix your job so that you love it, in three steps” cites research by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Jane Dutton and faculty affiliate Amy Wrzesniewski. The article focuses on how workers can improve their day-to-day happiness through a process Dutton and Wrzesniewski call “job crafting.” Job crafting involves […]

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Self-compassion helps leaders — and their workers

October 5, 2021


When leaders actively practice compassion toward themselves, it benefits both them and their employees, according to a new paper co-authored by Ross School of Business Professor Sue Ashford. “We tend to think of leadership as a universally good thing, so we don’t fully account for the hardships of leadership. We don’t think of self-compassion as something […]

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POISED researcher Meg Warren shares insights in study of happiest states

September 30, 2021


POISED researcher Meg Warren shares advice on how to achieve overall happiness and career contentment in the WalletHub study “2021’s Happiest States in America.” The study explores which states will most promote happiness as people transition back to normal life after the COVID-19 pandemic. It ranks the happiest states and zeroes in on depression, sleep, […]

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Barbara Fredrickson discusses positive emotions on New Books Network podcast

September 28, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Barbara Fredrickson is featured in the New Books Network podcast episode “The Science of Emotions.” Fredrickson speaks with Ideas Roadshow founder Howard Burton in a wide-ranging interview that explores her research on positive emotions. The conversation kicks off with an exploration of positive emotions’ evolutionary purpose. It then […]

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New book details the far-reaching effects of leaders’ positive energy

September 22, 2021


A recent book by Ross School of Business Professor Emeritus Kim Cameron summarizes his many years of research into the power of positive energy, particularly in the business world. Positively Energizing Leadership: Virtuous Actions and Relationships that Create High Performance examines how individuals are attracted to and flourish in the presence of positive energy. Grounded in data and […]

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No more sweatpants?! Susan J. Ashford talks about return to work on Stateside

August 23, 2021


Photo: Chris Montgomery on Unsplash   Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty associate Susan J. Ashford offers her expertise on the Stateside segment, “What to expect when you’re expected at work,” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode explores a variety of pandemic-related issues, including the segment in which Ashford and Michigan State University Associate Professor […]

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Kim S. Cameron discusses power of positivity with Forbes

August 23, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Kim S. Cameron discusses the power of positive, virtuous leadership in a pair of interviews with Forbes. The interviews — “How (And Why) Being Positive Can Supercharge Performance” and “How ‘Energizers’ Can Boost Everyone On The Team” — explore how positively energizing leadership can improve employee well-being and increase […]

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