December 18, 2013
“This past Monday, Johan Schoeman, a lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, came to the Center to present on the state of POS in his home country.”
December 13, 2013
One big myth of leadership is, “The higher you go, the more control you have.” Find out why this isn’t necessarily the case.
The Job Crafting Exercise™ helps you make your job more engaging and fulfilling. The idea is to view your job in a new way — as a flexible set of building blocks rather than a fixed list of duties. Using this perspective, you create a visual plan for redesigning your job to better suit your values, strengths, and passions.
The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™) enables people to identify their unique strengths and talents, making it an excellent tool for personal development. Each participant requests positive feedback from significant people in his or her life and then synthesizes it into a cumulative portrait of his or her “best self.”
The 2nd Edition of the Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™) features the most useful elements of the booklet Bringing My Reflected Best Self to Life, which was retired in 2011.
Gretchen M. Spreitzer’s research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to flourish.
Lynn Blodgett is president of Xerox Services, a position he was appointed to January 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., A Xerox Company. He served as the leader of ACS – Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. – since November 2006. He is also an executive vice president of Xerox Corporation, appointed when Xerox acquired ACS in February 2010.
Brandon Busteed leads the development of Gallup’s education work. His career spans a wide range of important work in education as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and university trustee.
This study is being run by Melbourne University and its goal is to identify the best set of questions to use when measuring gratefulness. Lea Waters, one of the supervisors of this study, presented her research at the Center for Positive Organizations in November.
6 Essential Ways to Build a Positive Organization
In an interview on Forbes.com, Center for Positive Organizations managing director Chris White identifies based-in-research tactics for tapping resources that “can lead to vibrant, energized people contributing at the highest level in thriving workplaces.”
The Good Guys Win: How a new field of research is redefining—and redesigning—success in business
On livehappymagazine.com, Patton Dodd quotes Kim Cameron and Jane Dutton in a feature on the application of research findings in positive organizational scholarship by then-CEO John Y. Kim—including institutionalizing forgiveness, resilience, supportive communication, and employee empowerment—during a difficult merger at Prudential Retirement.
+Lab Student Fellows Experience Reciprocity Ring
The Center for Positive Organizations +Lab student fellows participated in a Reciprocity Ring and will have the opportunity to collaborate with CPO Partner Humax Corporation on a beta test for a mobile app based on the Ring.