My name is Bret L. Simmons – welcome to my website!
I am passionate about leadership and management. My purpose is “to change your mind about the value of partnering with others to build healthy, responsible organizations where everyone can thrive.” I try to keep everything I do — training, speaking, teaching, research — consistent with my purpose.
My Ph.D. is in Management from Oklahoma State University. I am currently on the faculty of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. I provide corporate training designed to improve the practice of leadership and management at work, and I am available to speak to your group on these topics. I teach undergraduate and MBA courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Entrepreneurial Psychology, and Research Methods. My research on employee attitudes, personality, performance, and health is published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and books. My vita will provide you with a more complete description of my qualifications and accomplishments.
I appreciate your interest in my work and hope you find something of value as you explore my site. I invite you to take some time to read my blog, where you will find my systematic thinking on leadership and management at work. Please feel free to leave your comments to any issues that interest you. There is no “formula” to leadership at work, so whether you agree or disagree with what I write in my blog, I value your opinion and invite you to leave a comment. My recommended reading section will provide you with a list of books I have found very helpful in developing my thoughts on leadership.
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My employee research and pro-bono speaking is done wearing my hat as a university professor. I do my corporate training on leadership and organizational development through my company, Sierra Management Research, Inc. My entrepreneurial activities are done through my other company, Metanoia, LLC.
If you find something on my site that resonates with you and you want to learn more about how I might be able to help with what you are doing, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks once again for stopping by!
Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D.