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Henry P. Sims Jr.

Henry P. Sims Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Michigan State University


Dr. Henry (Hank) Sims is Professor Emeritus of Management & Organization, and former Director, Ph.D. Program, at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business. He recently served as Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was the founding Academic Director of the Human Resources Management Program at Penn State University. Previously with The Pennsylvania State University; Indiana University; University of California, Irvine; Stanford University, and George Mason University. Dr. Sims' business experience includes employment at the Ford Motor Company (as Corporate Staff Management Consultant, Project Engineer, Design Engineer, and Skilled Trades Supervisor) and at the U.S. Steel Corporation and Armco Steel Corporation (as management trainee). Dr. Sims is also a past President of the Eastern Academy of Management and past Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Sims is the coauthor of 7 books that have been translated into several foreign languages, including The New SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves, the revolutionary best-selling book about executive leadership. Dr. Sims' work is based on a career of research and writing about leadership and teamwork, and he has published over 120 articles.

Primary Research Areas

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership and Teams

Selected Publications

  • Charles C. Manz & Henry P. Sims, Jr., The New SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves
  • Henry P. Sims, Jr. and Charles C. Manz, Company of Heroes: Unleashing the Power of Self-Leadership, Wiley, 1996
  • Greg Stewart, Charles C. Manz, & Henry P. Sims, Jr. Team Work and Group Dynamics, Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Henry P. Sims, Jr. and Dennis A. Gioia Jossey-Bass, 1986 The Thinking Organization: Dynamics of Organizational Social Cognition
  • Smith, K.G., Smith, K.A. Olian, J.D., Sims, H.P. Jr., O'Banon, D.P., & Scully, J.A. Top managment team demography and process: The role of social integration and communication.Administrative Science Quarterly. 1994, Vol. 39, pp. 412-438.

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the 1989 Styble-Peabody Award for best book in human resources for his bookSuperLeadership

Consulting Work

  • Well-known for his keynote speeches, and full-day or two-day workshops on the topic of leadership and teams
  • These workshops are characterized by Dr. Sims' highly interactive/participative style of presentation, and his innovative use of short-segment videotape scenarios


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Grading The Apprentice

By Henry P. Sims, Jr.From the Spring '05 issue of SMITHbusiness

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