Ryan W. Quinn is associate professor of management at the
University of Louisville College of Business.
Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business.
"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
"The psychological state required for 'lift' encompasses the very essence of leadership in the public domain: a sense of being purpose centered, guided by values, caring for others, and focused on what can be done to improve programs, conditions, and services. Lift is all about making a difference--the spirit of public service in the 21st century."
--Mary Ellen Joyce, Executive Director, Brookings Executive Education
"Lift presents rigorous science in an accessible way and
imparts practical wisdom that keeps the title's promise: it will
lift you and the people around you."
--R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia