Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn

  • Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations
Education
  • PhD University Of Cincinnati 1975
  • MS Brigham Young University 1972
  • BS Brigham Young University 1970

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 615-4265
Fax
(734) 936-6631
Email
Research

Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders and of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn’s research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness. He has published 18 books on these subjects. His best-selling book, Deep Change has sold over 100,000 copies. His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education for 2015. His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs. He is particularly known for his work on the competing values framework. It has been used by organizations across the globe and thousands of managers have been trained in the use of the Framework. He has thirty-five years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy. You can read more about Bob on his website at www.bob-quinn.com.

Executive Leadership

Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Management and Organization at the Ross Business School. He is a co-founder and the current co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn's research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness.  He has published 18 books on these subjects.

Bob is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.  He was a co-recipient of the Academy of Management's 2010 Martin Trail Blazer Award for opening new directions in the field of organization theory. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Marion F. Gislason Award, presented for life-long contributions to the field and practices of leadership. His paper on positive leadership was recently selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the ten all-time classics in self-leadership. His competing values framework is used by organizations across the globe. He has forty years of experience in assisting organizations in making cultural change.

Featured Books

A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in your Workforce

A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in your Workforce
Gretchen Spreitzer and Robert E Quinn

To be successful in today's business environment, organizations need the knowledge, ideas, energy, and creativity of every employee. The best companies accomplish this by turning themselves into a company of leaders--an organization in which employees at every level take the initiative and act as though the business where their own. Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Robert E. Quinn draw on ten years of empirical research to show how employee empowerment can transform a...

Gretchen Spreitzer

Positive Organizational Scholarship

Positive Organizational Scholarship
Jane E. Dutton (editor), Robert E. Quinn (editor), and Kim Cameron (editor)

In helping establish a new field of study in the organizational sciences, POS, this book examines a variety of positive dynamics in businesses and organizations that give rise to extraordinary outcomes. Positive Organizational Scholarship does not adopt one particular theory or framework, but encompasses any phenomenon that leads to positive, nurturing results. This collection of essays, written by established senior scholars, explains why and how these commonsense...

Kim Cameron

The Deep Change Field Guide: A Personal Course to Discovering the Leader Within

The Deep Change Field Guide: A Personal Course to Discovering the Leader Within
Robert Quinn

Based on the bestselling book, Deep Change, The Deep Change Field Guide takes readers through the introspective journey of personal transformation. The field guide streamlines, updates, and augments the content of the original book into an interactive self-teaching course that helps readers learn how to become powerful agents of change. Learning tools include reflection questions, film assignments, and action plans that help readers think about the...

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