Business Breakfast

In 2015 JFS featured:

“Positive Leadership: Kickstart Employee Productivity and Engagement

Gretchen Spreitzer

Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration,
Professor of Management and Organizations at University of Michigan Ross School of Business and
Co-Director of the Center for Positive Organizations


Gretchen’s research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive.

James Miller, Vice President & Director of Human Resources at the Bank of Ann Arbor, and Ethan Kaplan, COO of Leon Speakers, presented “Live Case Studies” and shared with attendees their strategies for enhancing employee engagement to achieve business objectives