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Resist the lure of overconfidence, Eccles School professor warns

Is the person leading your meeting actually an expert, or have they just mastered posture, eye contact, and speaking style? It can be easy to confuse the two, Bryan Bonner, Eccles School professor of management, tells Scientific American. He calls confidence a "messy proxy" for expertise. Read the full article and learn how to resist the lure of overconfidence in Scientific American.

2019-08-08T11:55:28-06:00August 8th, 2019|

Management professor’s research shows honesty is the best policy worldwide

Honesty apparently is the best, or at least most common, policy. That's according to new research conducted by David Tannenbaum, assistant professor of management at the David Eccles School of Business, which was published in the journal Science. He and his three co-authors dropped more than 17,000 wallets filled with cash in 40 countries. "We went in thinking that people were going to be [...]

2019-06-21T09:48:55-06:00June 21st, 2019|

Eccles School MBA students win $10,000 in Net Impact Case Competition

MBA students from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business proved to be tough competitors at this year’s Net Impact Case Competition. Eight Eccles School MBA students from two teams competed in the finals in Denver, Colo., on Feb. 8 – 9, 2019 to create a solution for Danone, this year’s sponsor. Bowen Humphrey, Hugh Spackman, Taylor Halversen, and Vanesa Villanes presented [...]

2019-02-11T15:38:20-07:00February 13th, 2019|

5 tips and tricks to make sure your graduation regalia is on correctly

You've worked hard to earn your degree and to celebrate at graduation. Check out these five tips to make sure your regalia is on just right so you can look your sharpest on your big day. Congratulations, graduates! 1. Adjust your gown so it rests comfortably on your shoulders and hits below your knees but doesn't pose a tripping hazard. 2. For graduate students, [...]

2018-04-24T17:42:55-06:00April 24th, 2018|

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards announced

It is our distinct pleasure to announce the recipients of our David Eccles School of Business Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2016-2017.  These colleagues were chosen on behalf of our faculty for their successful efforts to create new ethics-related courses, to integrate new business ethics content into existing courses, to mentor students on ethics initiatives, and to help make business [...]

2018-01-11T10:28:43-07:00January 11th, 2018|

How to recognize and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace

Everyone can agree on egregious sexual harassment, but what about its more subtle forms? Increasing recognition and eliminating uncertainty are key to ending sexual harassment in the workplace, according to Kristina Diekmann, David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics here at the Eccles School. Diekmann and others shared tips on ending workplace harassment in this month's Utah Business.

2018-02-27T16:56:46-07:00December 19th, 2017|

It might be time to change the conversation surrounding vaccination

Focusing on individual liberty and purity may be the way to change the minds of those who choose not to vaccinate their children, new research shows. A paper by Jesse Graham — George S. Eccles Professor of Business Ethics here at the David Eccles School of Business — and co-authors suggests that reframing the conversation around the anti-vaxxer movement might change more minds than [...]

2017-12-20T11:38:04-07:00December 7th, 2017|

Eccles School faculty weighs in on Trump’s visit to Asia

Lee Boam spent years as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service before becoming an assistant professor at the David Eccles School of Business. That expertise has led Chinese news outlet the Epoch Times to turn to Boam for analysis of President Donald Trump's recent visit to Asia. Read the interview by visiting the Epoch Times. The article is in Chinese, but you can [...]

2018-02-27T17:00:18-07:00November 29th, 2017|

A message of support from Taylor Randall after campus tragedy

Dear David Eccles School of Business Community, By now I’m sure you have seen the communications from the Campus Alert system and President Pershing regarding the tragic events that occurred yesterday evening that resulted in the senseless death of student ChenWei Guo, a U student who was also taking courses at the Eccles School. I want to echo President Pershing’s support for our community and to let [...]

2017-10-31T08:55:49-06:00October 31st, 2017|

Eccles School Voices — Why you need the Business Tutoring Center

As a Marketing student at the David Eccles School of Business, I have learned that finding help when you need it is so important. When I first started doing upper division classes like OIS 3440, FIN 3040 and ACCT 3600, I didn’t think the in-class instruction was enough. At first, I didn’t know how to look for help. I would rely on my peers [...]

2017-12-20T10:07:29-07:00June 29th, 2017|