March 13, 2014
A few weeks ago, Brandon Busteed (Gallup) spoke at a Positive Links Speaker Series session about lower well-being observed among college graduates.
March 12, 2014
Margarita Mooney writes about her involvement with the Calhoun Happiness Project at Yale.
February 24, 2014
This Positive Links Speaker Series session features Brandon Busteed (Gallup), who offers data-driven insights about the current state of higher education.
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.
Afton Hassett is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Robert J. Vallerand has completed the Ph.D at the University of Montreal and postdoctoral studies in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He started his career as an assistant professor at the University of Guelph and then moved to the Université du Québec à Montréal where he is now a Full Professor of Social Psychology.
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is the leading center of excellence globally for positive business. We believe that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today’s dynamic global economy. On May 15-17, 2014, join us for the inaugural Ross Positive Business Conference. Together, we will explore the most inspiring and […]
In this blog post, Al Gonzalez discusses his recent radio interview of professor Kim Cameron on the show Leading Beyond the Status Quo:
“Professor Cameron explained that to be a strong and mature leader, we need to have the courage to face those who may have done us wrong and present an objective description of the issue. Strong leaders overcome the desire to get even and are able to list the negative consequences because of the action taken against them. Unbeknown to me, Professor Cameron researched the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings in South Africa and has actually visited the prison cell where Nelson Mandela was held.”
Alison Davis-Blake, Dean of the Ross School of Business, recently wrote an article for Bloomberg Businessweek urging the importance of teaching positive business:
“Leaders in business education must be prepared to give students the tools–academic and emotional–to redefine the workplace as a setting that creates both profit and meaning. At the Ross School of Business, where I am dean, we call this Positive Business, a focus on creating businesses that generate rewards for shareholders, employees, and society.”