Bret Simmons

Associate Professor of Management, University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV, United States

About Bret



TED Conference

TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Management - Leadership, Blogger, Employee & Team Development , Positive psychology, employee attitudes, Employee Performance Management, Running

An idea worth spreading

Unless and until you assume full responsibility for yourself, you force others to assume responsibility for you.

I'm passionate about

Leadership excellence

Talk to me about

Yourself. I'd rather learn about you than talk about me.

People don't know I'm good at

I'm an introvert, but I enjoy public speaking

My TED story

I am the producer of TEDxUniversityofNevada. I attended TEDActive 2013. I spoke at TEDxReno on April 26, 2013. I also attended TEDxBerkeley 2013, TEDxUCDavis 2013, TEDxOStateU 2013, and TEDxBeaconStreet 2013. I plan to attend TEDxUNLV 2014

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Bret Simmons
Posted over 1 year ago
Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet
Well said and I agree. I am conflicted about how I feel about his actions. I agree with his principles, but I used to hold a security clearance and respect how important it is to protect classified material. If we can't ensure the integrity of that process, our internet security won't matter much
Bret Simmons
Posted over 1 year ago
Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence
I was present when he delivered this talk and found it very intriguing. "Intelligence does not like to get trapped. Intelligence tries to maximize future freedom of action and keep options open." I'm not sure I buy it as a formula, but who am I to argue with scientist from MIT. I do, however, find it very appealing as a principle to consider when leading myself or others.