Creating High-Performing, Profitable Firms Through The Science of Engagement
By Anne Brafford
Positive Professionals is a practical handbook of science-backed strategies to foster full engagement by enhancing people’s experience of meaningful work, of feeling valued and valuable, and of growing and developing. Skeptical of a new approach? That’s natural. But it has science on its side. The book’s well-researched business case convincingly shows that greater engagement boosts not only individual well-being but also profitability, productivity, performance, retention of talent, and client satisfaction.
--Steven J. Harper, retired partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, columnist, and author of several books, including The Lawyer Bubble–A Profession in Crisis and Crossing Hoffa–A Teamster’s Story.
--Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Business Administration, University of Michigan
-- Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
-- Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D., Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education at the Australian Catholic University, Research Professor in Psychology at the University of Rochester in New York, and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, one of the leading theories of human motivation
-- Tom Sharbaugh, Former Management Partner of Operations for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (for nearly 15 years) and current Professor of Practice at Penn State Law
-- R. Michael Ethridge, Partner, Ethridge Law Group, and Founding Director of Living Above the Bar (South Carolina’s Attorney Wellness Committee)
-- Margaret Greenberg, MAPP, and Senia Maymin, PhD, co-authors of the bestseller Profit from the Positive
-- Isaac Prilleltensky, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education and Human Development, Vice Provost for Institutional Culture, University of Miami, author of The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier.
-- Bob Easton, Senior Managing Director, Accenture
-- Chahira Solh, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
-- Bree Buchanan, JD, and James Coyle, JD, Co-Chairs, National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
-- Sarah Weinstein, JD, MA, External Director & Blog Editor, Law School Wellness Project at Stanford Law
-- Michael J. Basile, Managing Member and Partner, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
-- Scott A. Westfahl, Professor of Practice and Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School
-- Daniel S. Bowling, III, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School
-- Milana Hogan, Chief Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
-- Courtney Wylie, Professional Development Professional at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and certified professional coach for attorneys.
--Lori Brandau, Shareholder, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave
-- Lawrence S. Krieger, Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Externship Programs, Florida State University College of Law, researcher on lawyer and law student well-being, and former litigator.
-- Stewart I. Donaldson, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Community & Global Health at Claremont Graduate University, and Editor/Author of Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology and Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Schools, Work, and Society
-- James O. Pawelski, Ph.D., Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, co-author of forthcoming book Happy Together
– Becky Reichert, PhD, Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Director of LeAD Labs focused on leadership evaluation, assessment, and development.
-- Peter Huang, Professor and DeMuth Chair of Business Law University of Colorado Law School
—Jonathan A. Beitner, Large Law Firm Senior Associate