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Michelle Segar discusses exercise research with NPR

January 23, 2019


In a recent NPR article titled, “From Couch Potato To Fitness Buff: How I Learned To Love Exercise,” Michelle Segar debunks preconceived notions of what actually defines “exercise.” “The research does now show that basically all movement counts, and anything is better than nothing,” Segar tells NPR. She offers suggestions as to how you can […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer quoted in WSJ about ‘corporate reorgs’

January 23, 2019


Gretchen Spreitzer offered her advice on how to persevere through a company’s organizational restructuring in a recent Wall Street Journal story, “How to Navigate Yet Another Office Shakeup.” Spreitzer tells the Wall Street Journal that, “keeping your résumé up-to-date and maintaining an active network of contacts outside work can lend confidence during a reorg,” especially if […]

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Barbara Fredrickson featured in NBC article

January 22, 2019


Barbara Fredrickson discusses the well-known, and often frustrating, negativity bias in an NBC article titled, “We’re wired for negativity. Here’s how to keep small setbacks from ruining your day.” Throughout the article, she offers suggestions as to how to curb the glooming effects of the negativity bias so you can avoid ruining your entire day […]

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O.C. Tanner pens Forbes op-ed about building successful workplace cultures

January 18, 2019


In the Forbes post, “Six Things To Build a Successful Workplace Culture and One To Tolerate,” O.C. Tanner shares the results of a study they conducted that defines the six “fundamental building blocks” of a great workplace culture: purpose, opportunity, success, appreciation, well-being, and leadership. O.C. Tanner is a member of the Center’s Positive Organizations […]

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Atomic Object named one of Forbes ‘Small Giant’

January 17, 2019


Grand Rapids-based consortium member Atomic Object was named one of Forbes’ top 25 Small Giants of 2018. According to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Forbes’ Small Giants are “small companies focused on being of great caliber, rather than just great in size.” The GRBJ explains that, among other factors, Small Giants are chosen because of […]

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Root receives Great Place to Work certification

January 16, 2019


Congratulations to Root Inc. on earning a Great Place to Work certification from the Great Places to Work Institute. They were certified because of their “high-trust, high-performance workplace culture,” according to this press release. Root Inc. is member of the Center’s Positive Organizations Consortium, the preeminent peer-to-peer learning and networking cooperative designed to enhance the […]

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Julia Lee awarded National Geographic Fellowship

January 14, 2019


Julia Lee was awarded a prestigious fellowship with the National Geographic Society. As a 2018 Fellow, Lee will act as a behavioral science expert, providing insights into the academic field and advising on various approaches for National Geographic campaigns and communications. Lee, a core faculty member of the Center for Positive Organizations, is assistant professor […]

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Sara Soderstrom, Kate Heinze research in Erb publication

January 14, 2019


Recent Positive Links Speakers Sara Soderstrom and Kathyrn Heinze were featured in the Big & Bold Research section of the Fall 2018 issue of the The Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprises’ magazine ICYMI.  In the article, Soderstrom recalls her experience presenting their research at Sustainable Brands 2018. “We did […]

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Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron featured in Forbes article

January 11, 2019


Humility or hubris? The research and development of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) by Kim Cameron and colleagues at Michigan Ross was a topic in the Forbes article, “Effective Leaders Choose Humility Over Hubris.” The article contemplates how business leaders who express hubris over humility can often mean the demise of an organization’s performance and therefore […]

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+LAB alum Kelsea Ballantyne featured in Erb publication

January 10, 2019


Taking off at Boeing Kelsea Ballantyne was featured in the alumni section of the Fall 2018 issue of the Erb Institute’s Magazine ICYMI. She offers insight into her current position at Boeing and discusses how she utilizes skills, techniques, and activities learned during her time at the University of Michigan, notably from the Center for […]

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Kim Cameron interviewed by 15Five about mastering 1-on-1 meetings

January 8, 2019


Kim Cameron was recently interviewed for 15Five’s blog, Talk Nerdy To Me. During his “Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings” interview, Cameron talks about the development of the academic field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, how it relates to organizational and individual performance, and the importance of one-on-one meetings between managers and employees. 15Five was honored with a […]

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Menlo Innovations talks about joy in HBR IdeaCast podcast

January 7, 2019


Menlo Innovation’s CEO on creating positive workplace culture Menlo Innovation’s CEO and Chief Storyteller Richard Sheridan was interviewed for the Harvard Business Review IdeaCast segment titled, “How One CEO Creates Joy at Work.” In the interview, Sheridan discusses how he discovered what truly matters in a workplace environment and how he continues efforts to bring […]

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