Professors, PhD, Alumnus Headline Book Event


The Thought Leadership Showcase will take place at 4:30-6 p.m. March 13 in the Ross Colloquium.

Dutton and Worline will discuss their book, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations, which makes the business case for compassion. They show that suffering and a lack of compassion holds people and companies back from being their best. Their book gives people strategies for acting with compassion in their own work lives, as well as how organizations can create a competence of compassion across their entire system and culture.

Sonenshein, PhD, ’07, will present his book, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More than You Ever Imagined. Sonenshein, a professor at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, uses stories and anecdotes to bring to life his research on using the science of resourcefulness. He shows how some people and companies succeed with little while others fail with much.

The presentations will be followed by a discussion. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Dutton, Worline, and Sonenshein are faculty members at the Center for Positive Organizations at Ross.