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Valerie L. Myers, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

Valerie Myers joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2003, where she teaches graduate courses in organizational behavior, including diversity management and healthcare management. In addition, Dr. Myers is a scholar-practitioner with two intersecting streams of research related to employee engagement. The first focuses on meaning, motivation and work ethics, which she explores in her new book “Conversations About Calling: Advancing Management Perspectives” (Routledge Press). In it, Myers elucidates the transcendent meaning of work as a calling and its profoundly positive implications for leaders, individuals, organizations and society. The second relates to diversity, and how leadership, relationships and the work climate influence performance. Dr. Myers’ research informs her consulting practice with public and private sector organizations. Prior to academia, Myers worked in the automotive industry in management, marketing and product development.

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Joseph's Calling to Leadership
Many people may be familiar with Joseph’s story because it is common to the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which have adherents around the globe. Although the Holy…
Publication Date: 12/13/2021 Product ID: 2-637-518
The Power of a Calling (A): Insights from Joseph’s Journey
This case was originally published as “Calling and Talent Development: Not Your Average Working Joe” in 2011. The meaning of a calling has been diluted over the years, which has…
Publication Date: 11/30/2013 Product ID: 1-429-364