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Sanjay Saint authors HBR article about physicians, mentors, and mindfulness

October 4, 2018


In the Harvard Business Review article, “How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors,” Sanjay Saint (with co-author Vineet Chopra) explain how practicing mindfulness can lead to a better mentor/mentee relationship. When mentoring a colleague, Saint and Chopra try to practice four things: being available, knowing their role, be objective, and putting themselves in their mentee’s shoes. […]

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Achyuta Adhvaryu honored with CEW+Inspire Award

September 20, 2018


Achyuta (Ach) Adhvaryu, a faculty associate of the Center for Positive Organizations, was recognized by CEW+ (the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+) with for his work to advance economic opportunities for women. His recent research has focused on improving conditions for workers, most of them women, in garment factories in India. […]

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Michelle Segar quoted in The Guardian about balancing fitness and a busy life

September 12, 2018


CPO Faculty Associate Michelle Segar was quoted in The Guardian article, “How to stay fit forever: 25 tips to keep moving when life gets in the way.” Segar’s research explores the motivation behind long-term fitness which, as she explains in the article, includes focusing on “positive feelings such as stress reduction, increased energy and making […]

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How to fight stress: Learn something new

September 7, 2018


Writing in Harvard Business Review, Professor David Mayer explains how more common solutions are often less effective. How do you cope with stress at work? Maybe you simply decide to power through it, or maybe you like to take a break and try to refresh your mind? Those typical solutions might not be the most […]

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David Mayer pens HBR post about leaders who ignore unethical behavior

September 4, 2018


In the Harvard Business Review article, “Urban Meyer, Ohio State Football, and How Leaders Ignore Unethical Behavior,” David Mayer explains what biases (like performance over principles and blind loyalty) block ethical conduct and how leaders can avoid those pitfalls. Mayer is a core faculty member at the Center for Positive Organizations and a Professor of […]

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Robert E. Quinn co-authors Entrepreneur op-ed about leadership training

August 23, 2018


In the Entrepreneur op-ed, “Your Leadership Training Is Probably a Waste of Money. Here’s What’s Missing,” Robert Quinn and Alan Todd offer two suggestions for ensuring the long-lasting effectiveness of workplace training. Robert Quinn is professor emeritus of management and organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and one of the founders […]

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Podcast: How to succeed in the gig world

August 15, 2018


On “Work and Life With Stew Friedman,” Professor Sue Ashford discusses effective strategies for thriving in the new economy Experts call it the new “gig economy,” where short-time, freelance jobs are becoming more popular and in demand compared to permanent employment. In a recent episode of the podcast “Work and Life with Stew Friedman,” Michigan […]

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Michigan Ross teams up with Amazon for annual Business + Impact Challenge

August 15, 2018


Incoming MBA students will work with company to spark ideas around disaster relief The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan announced today the 2018 Business + Impact Challenge, taking place August 13-14. More than 400 first-year Full-Time MBA students will work to develop and propose innovative solutions to a challenge brought by […]

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Adam Grant offers a ‘Brief but Spectacular’ take on giving feedback

August 9, 2018


Watch Adam Grant on a PBS Newshour Brief but Spectacular segment talking about “how to give feedback so people hear that you’re trying to help.” Just as there are constructive ways to argue, there are constructive ways to give feedback so that the receiver of the criticism feels encouraged, rather than attacked. Grant is a […]

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Podcast: Turning crisis into success through purpose

July 27, 2018


“HBR Ideacast” with Robert Quinn explores how DTE transformed itself and exceeded its wildest hopes — and how your company can do the same. A new episode of the Harvard Business Review’s popular podcast, “HBR Ideacast,” features the story of the turnaround at DTE Energy after the company faced a crisis in 2009, with commentary from Michigan Ross Professor Emeritus Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor of the Olin Business […]

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Kim Cameron, Robert Quinn named AOM Pasmore-Woodman Award winners

July 24, 2018


Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron (L-R) Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn were unanimously selected as the 2018 winners of the Academy of Management (AOM) Organizational Development and Change (ODC) Division’s Pasmore-Woodman Award. The award is “made to two or more colleagues who, for a sustained period of time, have maintained a significant working […]

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Adam Grant on TODAY: Raising resilient, happy kids

July 24, 2018


Watch Adam Grant on a TODAY Unconventional Wisdom segment talking about “the importance of saying no to your kids, the dangers of helicopter parenting, and ways to motivate your young ones.” Grant is a member of the Center for Positive Organization’s Advisory Board and the Class of 1965 Wharton Professor of Management and professor of […]

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