Gretchen M. Spreitzer
Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor
of Business Administration
Professor of Management & Organization

Gretchen's research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive. This work fits within a larger effort at Ross to develop a Scholarship of Positive Organizing.

She is the co-author of several books including How to be a Positive Leader (2014) with Jane Dutton, Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship with Kim Cameron, The Leader's Change Handbook: An Essential Guide to Setting Direction and Taking Action (1999) with Jay Conger and Edward Lawler, The Future of Leadership: Speaking to the Next Generation (2001) with Warren Bennis and Thomas Cummings, A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in Your Workforce (2001)
with Robert Quinn.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
at the University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, Room R4372
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1234