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Sanjay Saint coauthored a Medicine at Michigan piece on mindfulness

August 23, 2017


Sanjay Saint coauthored “Islands of Mindfulness” for Medicine at Michigan’s Gray Matters series. Saint and co-authors discussed the importance of mindfulness to reduce stressors and improve resilience and well-being for physicians. It is proposed that mindfulness could improve clinicians’ mental health and performance. A pilot study on handwashing as a mindful practice is included. The […]

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David Fessell interviewed on Michigan Radio’s The Next Idea about flow

August 22, 2017


David Fessell was interviewed on Michigan Radio’s The Next Idea about his research on flow and how people get into “the zone.” His essay on the topic, “How to train your mind to get in “the zone”” stated that innovation and creativity emerge from that flow state. Fessell is a professor of radiology at the University […]

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Ross professor wins prestigious lifetime achievement award

August 21, 2017


Michigan Ross Professor Sue Ashford has been honored with a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her incredible work advancing the global understanding of management knowledge and practice. This past weekend, Ashford was awarded the Academy of Management’s 2017 Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management, an honor shared by a very small list of academics and professors. According […]

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The best leaders never stop learning

August 18, 2017


Professor Sue Ashford, writing in Harvard Business Review, explains why executives who are in learning mode outperform others. When it comes to leadership, experience is important but it isn’t everything. What sets good leaders apart from their peers is a learning mindset, writes Ashford, Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations and chair of management & […]

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Ross just hired the largest group of women professors in a decade

August 18, 2017


Julia Lee joins the core faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations. Michigan Ross welcomes six new tenure and tenure-track faculty to campus this year, including a PhD alumnus and a former senior economist from the Council of Economic Advisers.  Five of the six new professors are women, underscoring the school’s efforts to retain a faculty […]

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David Mayer quoted in Washington Post article about CEOs who stuck by President Trump

August 17, 2017


David Mayer was quoted in a Washington Post article, “These CEOs stuck by Trump as others defected then he dumped them” about the resignations and dismantling of the President’s Manufacturing Council  and Strategy and Policy Forum after Trump’s failure to speak out quickly against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville in August. According to […]

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Dave Mayer penned Fortune op-ed about Kenneth Frazier’s resignation from President Trump’s manufacturing council

August 14, 2017


Dave Mayer penned “Merck’s Ken Frazier Just Gave Other CEOs a Blueprint for Standing Up to Trump,” an op-ed for Fortune’s special “Charlottesville Violence” section. Mayer wrote that Frazier’s resignation from President Trump’s manufacturing council because “the President did not sufficiently condemn the behavior of white nationalists this past weekend in Charlottesville, VA,” puts him […]

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Adam Grant cited in New York Times about resilience in midlife

August 10, 2017


Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg were cited in the New York Times’, “How to boost resilience in mid life.” The article highlights strategies for dealing with stress and suggests the stressors of mid life are mitigated by life experience. Adam Grant is a member of the Center for Positive Organization’s Advisory Board and Class of 1965 […]

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Four efficient steps toward a positive culture

August 9, 2017

By: Chris White


Oftentimes, we believe such change efforts are costly in both time and money. That can sometimes be true, but does not have to be the case. Here are four steps to get started in catalyzing organizational culture change, even when time and money are tight: 1. Define the result you are trying to create How […]

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Four ways you can help your colleagues feel good about their work

August 2, 2017


What we say about our colleagues has implications for how they feel about their work. Every day, whether we realize it or not, we have opportunities to shape this narrative. Michigan Ross Professors Jane Dutton and Julia Lee, writing in Harvard Business Review, explain how these verbal build-ups have positive effects on how people think about their work and their […]

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Jane Dutton and Julia Lee “say nice things to coworkers” in Harvard Business Review

August 2, 2017


Jane Dutton and Julia Lee ’s article, “The benefits of saying nice things about your colleagues,” was published in the Harvard Business Review. The authors explained the benefits of being positive when “narrating others.” Definitions and examples of four strategies for cultivating positives about colleagues are detailed: creating first impressions, communicating the value of each […]

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Chris Murchison, Expressions of Gratitude in the Workplace

Chris Murchison wrote about busyness for Whil blog

July 31, 2017


Chris Murchison blogged for Whil, “Suffering from busyness? Create more Yutori in your work,” about how chronic busyness creates stress and reduces productivity. People have a need for spaciousness and time to reflect, according to Murchison. “Our bodies and minds need rest to renew, refresh, reflect, and focus.” This need for “unexpected spaciousness” has a term, […]

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