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Wayne Baker discusses the art of asking for help on Harvard Business Review podcast

January 7, 2020


Wayne Baker speaks with Alison Beard, a host of the HBR IdeaCast podcast for Harvard Business Review, in an episode called “The Art of Asking for (and Getting) Help.” Baker says the keys to asking for help are to understand your goals, tailor your message and strategically mine your network. He encourages leaders to model […]

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Courtney McCluney

Courtney McCluney discusses code-switching on NPR

January 7, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Courtney McCluney speaks about her research on code-switching with Forum host Michael Krasny on NPR affiliate KQED in San Francisco. McCluney and fellow researchers recently published findings from their research on code-switching in an article called “The Costs of Code-Switching” in Harvard Business Review’s “The Big Idea” publication. The study found that […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

A little bit of mindfulness goes a long way at work, Gretchen Spreitzer tells SmartBrief

December 16, 2019


SmartBrief cites research by Center for Positive Organizations core faculty member Gretchen Spreitzer in the article “Being mindful can make you more generous to your colleagues.” Spreitzer and a team of researchers from the United States, Great Britain, and China found that practicing mindfulness—being present in the moment—and meditation at work made workers more empathic […]

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Courtney McCluney

Code-switching at work comes with costs, researchers write in The Big Think

December 10, 2019


“It’s exhausting navigating an all-white workplace.” That was the response one survey participant gave researchers—including former Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Courtney L. McCluney and CPO Magnify Immersion Program alumna Serenity Lee—when asked about code-switching. The researchers share their survey findings in an article called “The Costs of Code-Switching” in Harvard Business Review’s […]

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Quartz highlights U-M gig economy course

December 1, 2019


The Quartz article “How universities are starting to prepare students for the gig economy” notes U-M is giving a new generation of workers the tools they need to succeed in a changing business world. Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty associate Susan J. Ashford tells Quartz that student demand for jobs that fit their lifestyle […]

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Four ways to calm your mind in stressful times

November 27, 2019

By: Emma Seppala


A sense of calm offers us strength and resilience amid the chaos of life. Life throws chaos at us on a regular basis—whether it’s our finances, our relationships, or our health. In the work world, around 50 percent of people are burned out in industries like health care, banking, and nonprofits, and employers spend $300 […]

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Mindfulness at work increases generosity

November 27, 2019


Research by Professor Gretchen Spreitzer finds that even a brief daily meditation leads to more positive behavior toward others. Key takeaways: People who engage in mindfulness practices at work display more helpful behavior afterward, toward both customers and colleagues. This effect occurs even with a fairly small investment of time, such as seven minutes of […]

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Doug Lepisto

Doug Lepisto to shape innovative business leadership program, MLive reports

November 20, 2019


Doug Lepisto will serve as program co-director of the new Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy at Western Michigan University, MLive reports in “$6.5M in donations support new business leadership program at WMU.” The program features executive mentorship and alumni networking opportunities that will give students real-world experience. Students will learn that the purpose […]

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Jane Dutton discusses workplace connections on Making Positive Psychology Work podcast

October 24, 2019


Jane Dutton chats with Making Positive Psychology Work podcast host Michelle McQuaid during the episode, “Can you build high-quality connections? Podcast with Jane Dutton.” Dutton explains that high-quality connections are short-term interactions with other people that energize us and give us a feeling of being on the same page. “High-quality connections strengthen people. They’re like […]

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Forbes article on job satisfaction cites Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski

October 24, 2019


“Can You Learn To Love Work You Don’t Like? Experts Say It’s Possible” highlights Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski’s research on “job crafting.” The Forbes article explores how employees can improve workplace satisfaction by redesigning their jobs to better fit their preferences, building better relationships with colleagues, and reframing work to add meaning and purpose. […]

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Andrew Hoffman tells Michigan Radio cultural shift needed to impact climate change

October 23, 2019


Andrew Hoffman speaks with Michigan Radio in a conversation called “Without widespread cultural change, the climate crisis won’t be solved, says UM expert.” The discussion explores a “Re-Enlightenment” among religious and philosophical communities outlined in Hoffman’s article “Climate change and our emerging cultural shift.” The paper says faith leaders are positioned to help followers connect […]

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