University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Books

Want a deeper dive into the topics of this year’s Positive Business Conference? Consider the books authored by our speakers (noted with PBC21 SPEAKER) or some of these other relevant reads to help you build stronger, more connected teams and companies.​

PBC21 SPEAKER
All You Have to Do is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success by Wayne Baker
PBC21 SPEAKER
Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations by Monica C. Worline and
Jane E. Dutton
PBC21 SPEAKER 
Become Unmistakable: Start The Journey From Commodity To Oddity
by Michael D. Novakoski and John M. Parker
PBC21 SPEAKER 
Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs
by Gerald F. Davis and Christopher J. White
PBC21 SPEAKER
Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross
Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear by Rich Sheridan
PBC21 SPEAKER 
Contemporary Issues in Digital Marketing: New Paradigms, Perspectives, and Practices
by John Branch, Marcus Collins, and Eldad Stonick-Yogev
Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework by Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn donothing: The Most Rewarding Leadership Challenge You’ll Ever Take by Rob Dubé
Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness by Richard Lui Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth PBC21 SPEAKER 
How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact
edited by Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M. Spreitzer
Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything by Victor J. Strecher Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership by Ryan W. Quinn and Robert E. Quinn Management as a Calling: Leading Business, Serving Society by Andrew J. Hoffman
Negotiating Genuinely: Being Yourself in Business by Shirli Kopelman PBC21 SPEAKER 
Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World
by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
PBC21 SPEAKER 
Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion
edited by Lynn Perry Wooten, Laura Morgan Roberts, and Martin N. Davidson
Practicing Positive Leadership: Tools and Techniques That Create Extraordinary Results by Kim Cameron PBC21 SPEAKER 
Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience
 edited by Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, and David A. Thomas
PBC21 SPEAKER 
Reinventing the Organization: How Companies Can Deliver Radically Greater Value in Fast-Changing Markets
by Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich
Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined by Scott Sonenshein The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counterintuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization by Robert E. Quinn and Anjan V. Thakor
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh PBC21 SPEAKER 
The Power of Flexing: How to Use Small Daily Experiments to Create Big Life Changing Growth by Susan Ashford
PBC21 SPEAKER 
The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy
by Gerald F. Davis
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant PBC21 SPEAKER 
Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It
by Dave Ulrich, David Kryscynski, Mike Ulrich, and Wayne Brockbank
PBC21 SPEAKER 
What Are Your Blind Spots? Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back
by Jim Haudan and Rich Berens