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Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn, Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations; University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Management and Organization at the Ross Business School. He is a co-founder and the current co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn’s research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness.  He has published 18 books on these subjects.

Bob is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.  He was a co-recipient of the Academy of Management’s 2010 Martin Trail Blazer Award for opening new directions in the field of organization theory. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Marion F. Gislason Award, presented for life-long contributions to the field and practices of leadership. His paper on positive leadership was recently selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the ten all-time classics in self-leadership. His competing values framework is used by organizations across the globe. He has forty years of experience in assisting organizations in making cultural change.

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DTE Energy (A): Becoming a Transformational Leader: Gerry Anderson, Chairman and CEO
This case describes DTE Energy CEO Gerry Anderson’s transformation from a hard-nosed, “old school” leader to an authentic, purpose-driven leader implementing positive change. Students follow along as Anderson begins re-thinking…
Publication Date: 05/14/2018 Product ID: 1-456-355
DTE Energy (B): Transformation of an Organization
This case focuses on DTE Energy’s transformation into a high-performing positive organization. When the case opens in 2010, DTE Energy has not only survived the 2008 recession but has had…
Publication Date: 05/14/2018 Product ID: 9-850-955
DTE Energy (C): A Positive Organization and a Force for Social Good
This case depicts how DTE Energy expanded its internal momentum as a positive organization to encompass improving the broader community as well.  The case opens at the end of 2015,…
Publication Date: 05/14/2018 Product ID: 8-986-935
The Role of Business: Positive Lens vs. Profit Maximizing
Within the Ross School of Business, a debate took place a few years back that continues today regarding the role of business. It was sparked by discussion surrounding a “Positive”…
Publication Date: 11/08/2017 Product ID: 8-570-898
Emphasizing the Positive: Forming a Strategic Identity for the Ross School of Business
Setting a strategic direction for a business school, initiating a culture change, and overcoming a massive financial deficit were challenges faced by the incoming dean of the Ross School of…
Publication Date: 10/04/2016 Product ID: 1-430-493