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Your Reflected Best Self

September 30, 2010


By Laura Morgan Roberts

The Reflected Best Self Exercise (RBSE) is an innovative leadership and career development tool, used by thousands of emerging and established leaders in premier executive education programs, corporate talent management initiatives, required and elective Masters-level and undergraduate degree programs, professional development seminars, adolescent internship programs, and family and friendship circles. The RBSE is a multi-step process that helps people to discover and activate their best selves.

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Academy of Management OMT Division honors Center for POS with 2010 Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award

September 30, 2010


By Jane E. Dutton

Founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) Wayne Baker, Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton, Robert Quinn, Gretchen Spreitzer, Lynn Wooten were proud to be named as Trailblazers by the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management. The Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award is given every two years to “scholars who have taken a leadership role in the field of OMT by opening up new lines of thinking or inquiry.

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Team Resilience: Bouncing Back: Learning about Team Resilience

September 30, 2010


By Abraham Carmeli, Bar-Ilan University

While resilience has long been a major topic in psychology, organizational researchers are revealing ways to cultivate resilience at the team and organization levels. Resilience research contributes to positive organizational scholarship (POS) by studying positivity in difficult times. At the same time, a POS perspective has served as a significant platform for building theory and pursuing research aimed at answering these questions: What is resilience? What contributes to enhancing or diminishing resilience in teams and organizations? What are the performance implications of resilience?

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How business can save the world

February 17, 2008


boston.com | February 17, 2008

“A provocative study suggests that enlightened management philosophies can spread from the office — and change societies.”

Gretchen Spreitzer is quoted in a feature by Matthew Battles on her research suggesting that business can have a positive cultural impact. Battles notes that, “Companies that empower their employees to cut costs in the workplace not only improve their bottom lines, but also may foster civic engagement and contribute to peace in the societies where they operate . . . ”

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Positive Organizational Scholarship

February 1, 2007


This department highlights nursing leaders who have demonstrated the ability to inspire and lead change. This competency is seen in the ability to create, structure, and implement organizational change through strategic vision, risk taking, and effective communication. Each article showcases a project of a nurse leader that demonstrates change in a variety of environments ranging from acute care hospitals to home care and alternative practice settings. Included are several “lessons learned” applicable to multiple settings that provide insight for other nurses in executive practice.

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Aligning Culture With Goals

August 11, 2006


Few would argue that matching a worker’s skills and attitude to the tasks required is a step toward success. But what of the company itself?

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