In 2014, Jennifer Evans found herself in a job that wasn\u2019t a good fit. She had taken a position as an administrative assistant at the University of Michigan\u2019s Ross School of Business. \u201c was very linear, and I am not really linear at all,\u201d Evans says, laughing. What she didn\u2019t know, but quickly learned, was that Ross is a hub of positive positive organizational scholarship research. Evans joined a staff book club where they read Positive Leadership by Kim Cameron. \u201cThe two things that just popped out at me and made me so happy were the terms \u2018positive deviance\u2019 and \u2018heliotropic effect,\u2019\u201d she says. \u201cI was over the moon with these terms because they really identified what I\u2019d been expressing my whole life.\u201d Heliotropy is the ability of plants to move or grow towards the sun, and the heliotropic effect is based on the idea that every living system has a tendency to move towards the light and away from the dark. It\u2019s the hypothesis that societies, cultures, organizations, groups and individuals are naturally inclined to flourish in a positive environment. Positive deviance describes behaviours or activities that are outside the norm but that have positive outcomes.