Welcome to the Strong Circles Year 1 Microsite, where you can access all of the resources references in Strong Circles Year 1.

 

Please note: Unless noted as “in-session,” the resources highlighted here are for optional further learning at your individual discretion, not required components of the Strong Circles program. All of these resources should be available for free via the links accompanying them. Harvard Business Review (HBR) allows one free article per month, so there is no more than one article from HBR per session.

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Session 2: Leading Positively

In-Session Articles

Six Essential Ways to Build a Positive Organization

Article by Kathy Caprino, Senior Contributor, Forbes

What Positive Leadership is Not

Article in the Huffington Post by Chris White
Principal, Riverbank
Faculty Associate, Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations

How to Avoid Being a Fake Positive Leader

Article in The Huffington Post by Chris White
Principal, Riverbank
Faculty Associate, Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations

How to be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact, Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Jane E. Dutton

Session 3: Applying the Positive Lens

Session 4: Enabling High-Quality Connections

Awakening Compassion at Work, Monica Worline and Jane Dutton

Session 5: Creating a Helping Culture

Give and Take, Adam Grant

Session 6: Harnessing Growth Mindset

Session 7: Developing a Feedback Culture

In-Session Article

Three Steps to Create a Feedback Culture

Article in The Huffington Post by Chris White
Principal, Riverbank
Faculty Associate, Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations

Three Questions for Effective Feedback

Article in Harvard Business Review by Thomas DeLong
See specifically the Stop-Keep-Start Feedback Model

Session 8: Connecting to Purpose

In-Session Videos

Start With Why, Simon Sinek

How to Motivate People? Don't Do it Yourself

Article in The Huffington Post by Chris White
Principal, Riverbank
Faculty Associate, Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations

How an Accounting Firm Convinced Its Employees They Could Change the World

Article in Harvard Business Review by Bruce Pfau

The Job Crafting Exercise

The Job Crafting™ Exercise helps you make your job more fulfilling and engaging. This interactive tool allows you to view your job as a flexible set of building blocks. Using this unique perspective, you create a visual plan for redesigning your job to better suit your values, strengths, and passions. The result is a more optimal fit between you and your job, boosting your happiness and effectiveness at work.

Session 9: Leading from Our Best Selves

How to Activate your Best Self and What Happens When You Do

Dan Cable, Think at London Business School

How to Play to Your Strengths

Article in Harvard Business Review by Laura Morgan Roberts, Gretchen Spreitzer, Jane E. Dutton, Robert E. Quinn, Emily D. Heaphy, and Brianna Baker

The Reflected Best Self Exercise

The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE) is a personal development tool that helps you see who you are at your best, engaging you to live and work from this powerful place daily. Created from research at the Center for Positive Organizations (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), the RBSE has helped thousands of executives, managers, employees, and students discover new potential. Unlike most other feedback tools, the RBSE isn’t limited to self-assessment. It invites people from your life and work to share stories of moments they feel they’ve seen you at your best, surfacing what few of us become aware of otherwise. The RBSE enables you to gain insight into how your unique talents have positively impacted others and gives you the opportunity to further leverage your strengths at work and in life.

Session 10: Growing as Servant Leaders

Session 11: Becoming Transformational Leaders

Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership, Robert Quinn and Ryan Quinn

Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership

Article in Harvard Business Review by Robert E. Quinn

Facilitator Huddles