Ryan W. Quinn is assistant professor of business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. His research has appeared in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Human Resource Management. He also serves on the editorial board of Organization Science. Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He is one of the founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship. He is the author of fourteen books, including Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within.
"While it is commonly thought that influence is some political
force that we exert upon others to get our way, the Quinns show how
truly effective leadership begins with a selfless and positive
influence that radiates from our inner core--our best self."
--Thomas Glocer, founder and Managing Partner, Angelic Ventures, LP, and former
CEO, Thomson Reuters
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--Mary Ellen Joyce, Executive Director, Brookings Executive Education
"Lift presents rigorous science in an accessible way and
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--R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia