Tag: Bret Simmons

Chances Lead To Choices Lead To Changes

February 24, 2015 4 Comments
Chances Lead To Choices Lead To Changes

I am the curator of TEDxUniversityofNevada.  It’s one of the extra things I do in my role as an employee of the University of Nevada to try to be a good organizational citizen. Our third event was held on January 23, 2015, and it was a huge success – maybe our best effort so far. [...]

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Make Normal More Excellent

May 27, 2014 0 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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