Tag: Bret Simmons

Make Normal More Excellent

May 27, 2014 4 Comments
Make Normal More Excellent

I had the honor of speaking at the Big Ideas Lecture series sponsored by Colliers International, The University of Nevada, and The Nevada Museum of Art. I spoke about excellence, and in 45 minutes tried to weave together the most important points I make when I speak about leadership and social business. The video above [...]

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Book Review: Scaling Up Excellence By Bob Sutton And Huggy Rao

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: Scaling Up Excellence By Bob Sutton And Huggy Rao

I’m a huge fan of Bob Sutton’s evidence-based management body of work. I think his new book with Huggy Rao might be his best book yet. I certainly believe that Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without Settling For Less is one of the best evidence-based management books I’ve ever read. I got my review [...]

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My Apology to Dr. Michael Haynie

January 26, 2014 21 Comments
My Apology to Dr. Michael Haynie

I am the producer of TEDxUniversityofNevada. Our most recent event was Friday, January 24, 2014. Our speakers and my team did a great job, and the event was a big success. Yet there was one failure. Dr. Michael Haynie was delivering a brilliant talk about our nation’s veterans when his slides began to advance without [...]

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It Takes Character And Courage To Confront Our Integrity Gaps

December 31, 2013 2 Comments
It Takes Character And Courage To Confront Our Integrity Gaps

This brilliant short video was posted on the TEDxYouTube site recently. The talk was delivered at TEDxTelAvivWomen 2013. I strongly encourage you to watch it to the very end. In telling the story about her struggle to reconcile with the man who killed her son, Robi Damelin provides an excellent illustration of Advanced Change Theory [...]

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