The Power of Gratitude & The Power of Leadership

Sometimes these two simple words can have a significant impact on our lives.

In fact, gratitude can increase innovation, quality, productivity, employee engagement and retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability according to professor Kim S. Cameron from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Center for Positive Organizations, a contributor to the Practicing Gratitude Teach-Out. This free Teach-Out is available now through Dec. 21 and focuses on the power of positive psychology and gratitude on our personal health and in our communities and organizations.

Teams and organizations are also strengthened with diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership. That’s why we’re excited to invite you to our newest course, Leading Diverse Teams & Organizations. Professor Lindred Greer, PhD, from the U-M Ross School of Business takes a research-based approach to help you better understand your personal identity in the workplace — whether you’re a leader or part of a diverse team. You’ll learn about the organizational and financial benefits of creating diverse and inclusive teams and better identify privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions in any workplace setting. By the end of the course, you’ll create an action plan you can apply to your context.

For those of you who work in higher education or for a non-profit organization, we invite you to explore Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education for ways you can expand your leadership skills to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in your institution or organization.

Gracious leaders are great leaders and great leaders know how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams effectively. The popular Leading People and Teams Specialization can help you gain these essential leadership skills with insight from faculty at the U-M Ross School of Business and industry leaders.

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