Organizational Behavior News & Events



  • CWRU recognizes David Cooperrider with Distinguished University Professor honor

    Case Western Reserve University has honored David L. Cooperrider, a global expert on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) with the Weatherhead School of Management, as a Distinguished University Professor, a title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service.
  • Mirror Flourishing: The New Business North Star

    David Cooperrider, PhD, Fairmount Santrol - David L. Cooperrider Professor in Appreciative Inquiry, discusses what he believes to be the most important business-for-good movement in the world today, the shift from sustainability to flourishing.
  • The chemistry between coach and coachee

    In our own coaching practices, or in our coaching relationships with others, there is a persistent quest to strike up the right chemistry between coach and coachee. A significant body of academic work has promoted the importance of coaching relationships being coachee-centric - that is, coaching should work on the principle that it is the coachee's development that should ultimately guide the coaching process and experience. However, there still remains a need for coaches to present and conduct themselves as competent professionals with the required skillset and expertise to assist and develop the coachee in a way that they could not achieve on their own.
  • Coaching feedback and self awareness

    Attitudinal and behavioral changes on the part of a coachee are often thought to be the hallmarks of a successful coaching intervention. Two useful proxies for determining these kinds of changes are receptiveness to feedback on the part of the coachee and the development of a coachee's level of self-awareness. A recently published Israeli study of executive coaching, based on a sample of 200 participants (including executives and coaches), sought to establish what characteristics in both the coachee themselves and the nature of the coaching relationship in question were positively related to both receptiveness to feedback and self-awareness on the part of the coachee.
  • Chris Laszlo new faculty executive director of Fowler Center

    As one of the originators of the concept of sustainable value, Laszlo, PhD, professor of organizational behavior, brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role in the Fowler Center.
  • Earth Day 46 years later? Businesses are friends with the earth

    Businesses and environmental concerns used to be oxymorons. Now, most companies realize that caring for the earth helps grow business, attract employees and win customers.
  • Leading for well being

    The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is a lead convener of "Leading for Well-Being." Discover the community of learning that is working together to create an economy and society in service to life.