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When Robert Quinn was in college, he was trying to decide what to major in. After much soul-searching, he came to an unusual conclusion. He decided to major in change. The only problem was that there was no major in change. So he had to become a proactive consumer of education and pursue possibility in the midst of constraint. Since then, he has studied change, taught change, and consulted on change. He is currently the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor in the Management and Organization Group at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School. At the Center, he delights in learning from his colleagues who are working to understand and create organizations in which people flourish and exceed expectations. He has published 16 books, including Beyond Rational Management; Deep Change; Change the World; Building the Bridge as You Walk on It; Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture (with Kim Cameron); Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership (with Ryan Quinn); The Deep Change Field Guide; and The Best Teacher in You (with Kate Heynoski, Michael Thomas, and Gretchen Spreitzer) (Winner of the Ben Franklin Award – best education book for 2015). Bob has been married to his wife, Delsa, for 45 years. They have six children and fifteen grandchildren who continue to remind him of the importance of pursuing possibility in the midst of constraint.

You can learn more about Bob on his website: www. bob-quinn.com

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