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What Mister Rogers teaches us about moral leadership

July 24, 2018

By: Robert E. Quinn


New Documentary Sheds Light on What Many in Business Overlook: The Value of Moral Power This piece originally appeared on Robert Quinn’s blog, The Positive Organization. It is republished here and on the Michigan Ross website with permission. This past month a documentary called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mister (Fred) Rogers was released. […]

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Job crafting, Jane Dutton featured in Thrive Global post

July 16, 2018


Courtney Bigony, from Consortium member company 15Five, penned a Thrive Global post, titled “Dear CEOs: Improve Organizational Health By Focusing On The Heart Of Your Company (Your Managers),” citing job crafting as a way to improve organizations.

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Kim Cameron research cited in The Globe and Mail article

June 29, 2018


Kim Cameron’s research on the use of positive practices in creating a positive culture and organizational effectiveness was cited in The Globe and Mail article, “Three key conditions to create a healthy workplace.” Cameron is co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations at Michigan Ross. […]

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Pete Bacevice discusses office space in Dear HBR: podcast

June 29, 2018


Pete Bacevice, a researcher at Michigan Ross and HLW, helps hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer listener questions about office space in the Harvard Business Review podcast, Dear HBR:. The episode talks about “how to survive in an open office, deploy teams across multiple buildings, and ask for a better workspace.”

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CPO professors dominate INC Magazine’s list of best books for leaders

June 28, 2018


INC Magazine recently published a list of the best business books for leaders looking to incorporate positive leadership practices into their organizations. On the list of eight books the magazine says the “smartest leaders have already read,” three are written by Michigan Ross Faculty from the Center for Positive Organizations, meaning books from Michigan Ross […]

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Robert Quinn in HBR: How (and why) to create a purpose-driven organization

June 27, 2018


Harvard Business Review cover story describes a framework to realize the power of positive business. All too often, executives avoid the notion of a higher purpose to their organization. They assume that their employees act primarily in self-interest, and treat them accordingly; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The executives implement ever-tighter controls, workers react, and […]

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Lessons on how to accelerate an ‘impact industry’

June 18, 2018


The successful strategies of the clean cookstove movement may also apply elsewhere. A new paper from Michigan Ross Professor Ted London highlights some valuable lessons for industries that are working to make a positive impact in developing countries. Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, London and colleague Colm Fay, both of the William Davidson […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer to receive Academy of Management Distinguished Scholar Award

June 18, 2018


For her contributions to the Academy of Management, Gretchen Spreitzer will be honored with a divisional 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award later this summer. The award will be presented by the Organizational Development and Change (ODC) Division of the Academy of Management. AOM, as it is commonly called, is the preeminent professional association for management and organization […]

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Ross professor argues for academics’ public engagement

June 12, 2018


A new podcast explores Andy Hoffman’s thoughts on making scholarly research more relevant. A new episode of the climate change podcast Worlds We Want showcases Ross Professor Andy Hoffman’s views about why the academic community can and should do more to engage with the public. Much of the podcast consists of a recording of a […]

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Chris White

Chris White quoted in USA Today about employee activism

June 6, 2018


Chris White, the managing director of the Center for Positive Organizations and author of Changing Your Company From the Inside Out, spoke with USA Today for a story titled, “Google employee activism on diversity, Pentagon contract is shaking up Internet giant.” In the article, White explains that employee activism is a growing trend and “[w]hat […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer quoted in CNBC story about women-only co-working spaces

May 22, 2018


Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed for a CNBC @Work article titled, “Women-only co-working spaces are the newest rage in the #MeToo age.” The article explores the opportunities and challenges facing these spaces including, as Spretizer explains, the cost of prime real estate in cities across the country. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi […]

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