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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer

Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations;



PHD, University Of Michigan
B.S., Miami University

Gretchen M. Spreitzer'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. This work fits within a larger effort at Ross to develop a Scholarship of Positive Organizing (http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/).


She is the co-author of several books including How to be a Positive Leader (2014) with Jane Dutton, Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship with Kim Cameron, The Leader's Change Handbook: An Essential Guide to Setting Direction and Taking Action (1999) with Jay Conger and Edward Lawler, The Future of Leadership: Speaking to the Next Generation (2001) with Warren Bennis and Thomas Cummings, and A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in Your Workforce (2001) with Robert Quinn.


Gretchen Spreitzer
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Office Location: R4372

Phone: (734) 936-2835
Fax: (734) 936-0282
E-Mail: spreitze@umich.edu
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Working Papers | Faculty Vita
Management and Organizations Web Site