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School News be counterbalanced or tempered with a measure of humility, and it was this tempered narcissist who led Apple to be the most valuable company in the world." The research, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, supports the softer portrayal of Jobs that appears in the new biography Becoming Steve Jobs, released this year. The research finds that when leaders self-regulate their narcissism with humility, their employees are more engaged, perform better, and perceive their boss to be more effective. For the study, Owens and colleagues from Arizona State University and SUNY– Buffalo surveyed 876 employees at a large Fortune 100 health insurance company. Employees rated 138 leaders in the orga- nization on their humility and effective- ness and then answered questions about their own engagement: • Humility: "My leader admits when he/ she doesn't know how to do something." • Effectiveness: "My leader influences the performance of others in achieving goals." • Engagement: "I am immersed in my work" or "I am enthusiastic about my job." Researchers measured the narcissism of leaders through questions directed at those leaders. Leaders chose between statements that best described them- selves ("I am an extraordinary person" versus "I am much like everybody else"). Study results show that leaders with high narcissism and high humility were perceived as more effective leaders with more engaged followers. Scott Sampson Receives Outstanding Faculty Award The Marriott School honored Scott Sampson, professor of global supply chain management, with the Outstanding Fac- ulty Award at the school's annual award presentation. In addition to Sampson, fourteen faculty, staff, and administrators were also recognized. "Scott cares deeply about everything he is involved with, including his research, his teaching, and his students," says Lee Perry, Marriott School dean. "He is a wonderful colleague who sets a high standard for all of us. His intensity and love for what he does is truly inspiring." Sampson, who has taught at the uni- versity since 1996, specializes in service operations management. His research in service design, service innovation, and the unified services theory is some of the most cited in the field. "My biggest honor is to be able to work with such an exceptional faculty and staff," Sampson says. "We share a sense of higher purpose, and I feel that we each want to be difference-makers." During the event other outstanding members of the Marriott School team were also honored: Tanya Harmon, director of career services for the Romney Institute of Public Management, received the N. Eldon Tanner Award. First presented in 2010, this award recognizes an indi- vidual who demonstrates the integrity, leadership, and humility of the late N. Eldon Tanner. "Tanya has a high degree of integrity and does everything in a humble way," said Mike Roberts, assistant dean and director of the business career center. "The passion that she has for the school, the program, and the students is reflected in everything she does." Cassy Budd, teaching professor of accountancy; Troy Nielson, associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy; and Colby Wright, assis- tant teaching professor of finance, were awarded Teaching Excellence Awards for outstanding efforts in the classroom. Scholarly Excellence Awards were given to Darron Billeter, assistant market- ing professor; Peter Madsen, associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy; and Bill Tayler, associate profes- sor of accountancy, to recognize their outstanding research and publications. Bonnie Anderson, associate professor of information systems; David Hart, associate professor of ethics and public management; and Neil Lundberg, associ- ate professor of recreation management, received Citizenship Awards for their commitment to furthering the school's mission through service. Linda Connell, systems and support administrator, and Carolee Corbett, marketing and global supply chain secre- tary, both received an Excellence Award for outstanding management, profession- alism, character, and initiative. The event also recognized retiring faculty for their years of service. David Cherrington is retiring after forty-two years as a professor of organizational behavior, specializing in organizational ethics, fraud, and dishonesty. Larry Wal- ters, professor of public management, is retiring after twenty-six years of service. Walters served as director of the Romney Institute from 1995 to 1999. At the Marriott School Awards luncheon, faculty, staff, and administrators were recognized for their contributions. Business ethics professor Bradley Owens recently published research on humility and narcissism. 42 MARRIOTT

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