Tag: Bret Simmons

Overconfidence

August 29, 2016 4 Comments
Overconfidence

One of the main causes of groupthink is overconfident leaders with an inflated concern for personal reputation. Groupthink is a pervasive threat to effective decision making for leaders. A recent study by Joyce Ehrlinger, Ainsley Mitchum, and Carol Dweck provides some insight into understanding overconfidence. You should recognize Carol Dweck for her seminal work on […]

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Colin Kaepernick And The National Anthem

August 27, 2016 26 Comments
Colin Kaepernick And The National Anthem

During a preseason football game on Friday, August 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand with the rest of his team during the playing of the national anthem. You can read for yourself his explanation for his behavior, as well as the official responses of both the 49ers and […]

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Rethinking Groupthink: Great Advice For Leaders From Adam Grant’s New Book “Originals”

August 25, 2016 1 Comment
Rethinking Groupthink: Great Advice For Leaders From Adam Grant’s New Book “Originals”

I highly recommend Adam Grant’s 2016 book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World.” It’s the best evidence-based management book so far this century, surpassing his previous book “Give and Take.” Originals will be required reading in my MBA class in Organizational Behavior starting this semester. The entire book was good, but the chapter that resonated […]

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Servant Leadership Presentation For FCCI

August 19, 2016 0 Comments
Servant Leadership Presentation For FCCI

Servant Leadership from Bret Simmons I had the honor of speaking this morning about servant leadership to the Northern Nevada chapter of FCCI. It’s a Christian faith-based organization of business leaders, but the message I had for them about servant leadership is the exact same one I share with MBA students every semester. I suggest […]

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