4 Leverage Points for Being a Positive Leader

When meeting with leaders interested in building positive organizations, one question recurs more often than the others: “where do we start?” As a manager myself, I can certainly relate to this. Good advice is seemingly limitless. Help to put it all together, however, is in short supply. Followers of the Center for Positive Organizations, based … Read more4 Leverage Points for Being a Positive Leader

How to help your new hire get off to a great start

The sun was shining as Katie set off for her first day at work on her dream job. Heading to the office with a brisk walk, a little smile, and the flutter of butterflies in the stomach, everything seemed bright about the day to come. As managers, we know that there are many things to … Read moreHow to help your new hire get off to a great start

Beyond Engagement: Thrive At Work

A few years back, my friend Michael was a successful student here at Michigan Ross. With a winning personality, work experience at a top Internet company, and an advanced degree from a prestigious business school, Michael had his pick of post-graduation employers. He decided to join a prominent West Coast tech company, and was seemingly … Read moreBeyond Engagement: Thrive At Work

Six Essential Ways to Build a Positive Organization

When you look around your office, do you see a positive organization that fosters growth, expansion, and engagement, or the opposite? Recently, I connected with Chris White, Managing Director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations, and Adjunct Faculty at the Ross School of Business, for his take on how we can create positive organizations … Read moreSix Essential Ways to Build a Positive Organization

How to Conduct a Strengths-Based Interview

Do you run your company based on your employees’ individual strengths? If so, you’re not alone: More and more of today’s organizations are finding ways to use their staff’s strong suits to their advantage. “Strengths-based [management] approaches are popular because they work,” said Chris White, managing director of the Center for Positive Organizations and adjunct faculty member … Read moreHow to Conduct a Strengths-Based Interview

How to be a Transformational Leader

Bob Quinn has spent his career learning from, and teaching, the some of the world’s finest transformational leaders. He is also one of the founders of The Center for Positive Organizations. In this interview, Bob and discuss insights from his 30 years of work with transformational leaders. The discussion follows three questions: What is transformational leadership? (versus … Read moreHow to be a Transformational Leader