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It’s Time to Step Up • A Conversation with Dr. Robert Quinn

As we begin to pivot in our organizations from the necessary critical decisions to get through these first few months and on to living with a new way of working, how do we not fall back into business as usual? Our people are looking not only for direction and stability but a sense of connection to a larger purpose. At the heart of people feeling disconnected is the absence of a certain kind of leadership that puts one’s ego aside and empower others to genuinely connect with a deeper purpose.

Today on the show, Howard has a conversation with Dr. Robert Quinn, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and co-founder for the Center for Position Organizations. Howard and Robert explore what it looks like to step up into an authentic way of leading – both from the heart and with conviction.

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About Dr. Robert Quinn

Robert E. Quinn is the Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. His research and writing focuses on purpose, leadership, culture and change. He is one of the co-founders of the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship and a co-founder of the Ross Center for Positive Organizations. In terms of research, he is in the top 1% of professors cited in organizational behavior textbooks. He has published 18 books. As a teacher, Quinn is the recipient of multiple awards. In a global survey he was recently named one of the top speakers in the world on the topic of organizational culture and related issues. His talk on personal purpose went viral and has been viewed by over 16 million people.

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