Bio

Tony Simons is an associate professor at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he has inspired students, trained executives, and conducted cutting-edge research since 1993.  He earned a PhD from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  Before his advanced studies, Tony was an inpatient psychiatric counselor with the Institute of Psychiatry in downtown Chicago, and a sales training consultant with Systema Corporation.

Tony wrote The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word (Jossey Bass, 2008), and has published over 28 journal articles for both managerial and scholarly audiences. His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and The Academy of Management Journal. He has spoken and trained executives in negotiation skills and in leadership at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, Cornell University and in seminars around the U.S. and Europe.  Tony is a certified firewalking instructor, a powerful, polished and funny speaker, and a highly engaging teacher.