Professor Mike Crant is a professor of management and organization at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990, he earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds undergraduate and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Florida. His research on leadership, proactivity, excuse-making, and other topics has been published in the top journals in the field of management, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organization Science. A winner of multiple teaching awards at Notre Dame, Mike teaches classes to Notre Dame undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA students focusing on leadership, motivation, decision making, and teams. Mike has lived and taught in Australia, and has taken students on business tours of China, Singapore and Malaysia. He has conducted many executive education seminars for companies including Bayer, LANXESS, HSBC, Toro, Mead, Excel Industries, Mondelez International, the Donnelly Corporation, Wolverine World Wide, the Far Eastern Group, and Kroger. His research has been frequently discussed in the popular press and media.