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How four Ross students, including one +LAB fellow, found community on the prairie

June 9, 2017


Open Road — Week Three by Team RAZA After spending our first two weeks in the urban centers of Detroit and Chicago, we knew week three in Rapid City, South Dakota would definitely be a different experience. But the reality of just how different didn’t begin to sink in until we passed through Badlands National Park. We had […]

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Roger Newton featured in Life Science Leader

June 8, 2017


Roger Newton was featured in Life Science Leader, “Awakening the Biotech Entrepreneurial Spirit.” The article explained Newton’s first encounter with Positive Organizational Scholarship and the influence of Robert E. Quinn, both his writing and the relationship the two developed. Newton applied Quinn’s teachings, reinvented his professional life, and founded Esperion Therapeutics as a positive organization. […]

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Cascade Engineering leaders testified before the Michigan Law and Justice Committee

June 5, 2017


Mark Miller and Kenyatta Brame testified before the Michigan Law and Justice Committee in Lansing on the rehabilitation and employment of individuals who have served time in prison. Cascade Engineering, member of the Positive Organizations Consortium, is leading the way on social justice and change. Brame and Miller spoke on Cascade’s belief in the community and […]

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2017 Positive Business Project honors for 4imprint, DISHER, imageOne, Menlo Innovations, and Swisse Wellness

June 5, 2017


Five organizations were named Examples of Excellence of the 2017 Positive Business Project presented by the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The Positive Business Project is an annual contest celebrating organizations that excel in their positive business practices. Organizations were invited to share success stories […]

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+LAB alum and his revolutionary startup just can’t stop winning competitions

June 2, 2017


To say that Eric Katz, BBA ‘17 and +LAB alum at the Center for Positive Organizations, is on a winning streak would be putting it mildly. The co-founder of Kulisha just can’t stop winning competitions, cash prizes, and investments, most recently taking first place and $15,000 in the Wege competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. This […]

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Center for Positive Organizations gets a nod in Fortune

May 31, 2017


“Leading in Times of Terror” is a Fortune commentary in response to the May 22, 2017, suicide bombing in Manchester, England. The article speaks to the importance of leaders “helping people to process trauma.” Michigan Ross professor  , Alison Davis-Blake Leon, Festinger Collegiate Professor of Management and former dean of the University of Michigan’s Ross School […]

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Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s book reviewed in Stanford Social Innovation Review

May 31, 2017


The Stanford Social Innovation Review spoke highly of Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s new book, Awakening Compassion at Work, referring to it as “a compelling guide to rehumanizing workplaces with love.” The review, “Turning Empathy Inward,” weaves together the reviewer’s experiences with the research and practices presented by Dutton and Worline. Dutton is co-founder for […]

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Jane Dutton and Adam Grant’s research cited in Washington Post

May 31, 2017


Jane Dutton and Adam Grant’s research was cited in the Washington Post article, “The simple action you can take right now to change your life. All you need is a pen.” The article presents research and examples about the importance of personal narrative and how people tell their stories in developing a meaningful and purpose-focused […]

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Dave Mayer interviewed on local NPR station about positive management

May 25, 2017


Dave Mayer spoke with WEMU’s Lisa Barry about a positive approach to management and being friendly and confident in the workplace in this episode of “Art and Soul – The art of better living: Taking a positive approach with others.” Mayer explained that a negative perspective of others is common, and workers need to view […]

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Michelle McQuaid discussed leadership potential with Sue Ashford

May 25, 2017


In partnership with the 2017 Positive Business Conference at Michigan Ross, Michelle McQuaid—Australia-based best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher, and playful change activator—spoke with Sue Ashford about leadership development. As Ashford discussed in McQuaid’s podcast, growing as a leader requires trying new strategies, seeking feedback, and making time to reflect on what works and what does […]

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