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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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How can you reclaim your commute? Julia Lee explains in Harvard Business Review

May 19, 2017


Julia Lee, postdoctoral fellow for the Center for Positive Organizations, co-authored a Harvard Business Review article, “Reclaim Your Commute.” The authors state that many workers are miserable commuting and say it’s time to reclaim your commute. They outline five strategies to create a happier, more productive travel time such as using the time to shift […]

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+LAB fellow Molly Hope blogs about her MAP team’s work in Nepal

May 17, 2017

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“People Told Us Our MAP Project Would Be Nearly Impossible — They Weren’t Wrong” As part of Ross MAP, our team is working with the Global Fairness Initiative and Better Brick, a nonprofit that is influencing stakeholders in the brick industry in Nepal to purchase and source ethical bricks that are free from child, forced, […]

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The Michigan Daily reported on the Positive Business Conference

May 13, 2017


The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s student newspaper, reported on the fourth annual Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference, “A walkthrough of the 2017 Positive Business Conference.” The year’s theme was “Positive Leadership: Practices & Inspiration.” Each main stage event was described: Mary Snapp, President of Microsoft Philanthropies; Walter Robb, Board of Directors of Whole […]

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Please reject my idea

May 9, 2017

By: Chris White


When was the last time you made a proposal at work that was rejected? Was it quickly out of hand? Or was it “death by a thousand cuts”? This experience has happened to almost everyone at work. Depending on how it is handled, rejection of ideas can feel like incivility or even discrimination. It can […]

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2017 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship

May 8, 2017


The Center for Positive Organizations is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is “What’s love got to do with it? A longitudinal study of the culture of companionate love and employee and client outcomes in the long-term care setting.” The article was written […]

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David Drews: What inhibits optimized performance?

May 5, 2017


Executive in Residence Blog Series In this vlog, David Drews explains obstacles to implementing Positive Organizational Scholarship and positive practices. — David Drews, the founder and CEO of Justus Equity, LLC, is an Executive in Residence at the Center for Positive Organizations.

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