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Center for Positive Organizations
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Raj Sisodia
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701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Positive Links Speaker Series
The Healing Organization
Raj Sisodia

Monday, January 29, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Colloquium, 6th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Positive Links:
The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

About the talk:
We live in a world of extraordinary pain and suffering. Public confidence in major corporations is at an all-time low. Why? Too many businesses exploit their people and harm their communities for short-term profit. If we are not consciously part of the healing, we are probably part of the hurting. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Business can become the primary agent for healing society. This is not about healing businesses; it is about business as healing. Business can take wounded people, broken communities, and damaged ecosystems and make them whole again – and businesses that operate in this way will be more successful and profitable over time. In this session, Sisodia will share stories of such businesses and extract lessons from them.

About Sisodia:
Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

He has a PhD in Marketing from Columbia University. Raj has published ten books and over 100 academic articles. His books include Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of BusinessFirms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and PurposeEverybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family, and Shakti Leadership: Embracing the Feminine and Masculine Future of Business. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store, and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc. 

Jane Dutton, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Cascade EngineeringSanger Leadership CenterTauber Institute for Global OperationsSamuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ‘73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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