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John Kello

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., M.A. Duke University

Primary Research Interests

Design and implementation of effective meetings, change management, leadership assessment and development, with a focus on the high performance organization model, and the application of the strategies of team-based "work redesign" and behavior-based safety in a variety of work settings.

Kello has more than 35 years of research and consulting experience in the area of industrial-organizational psychology, with adjunct appointments to the master's program in industrial-organizational psychology and the doctoral program in organizational science at UNC Charlotte.

His publications include articles in professional journals dealing with behavior-based safety, meeting science, the creation of a "positive safety culture" and the design and implementation of organizational training systems.

Video Clips

  • Why Have Meetings?

    When done well, meetings are valuable tools for brainstorming, decision making and affecting change. There are legitimate reasons to have meetings, provided those meetings adhere to best practices.

  • Bad Meetings: Common Mistakes

    There are some common errors leaders make that limit the effectiveness of their meetings. Such “dysfunctional meeting behaviors” can have a significant impact on employees and companies.

  • Good Meetings: What to Do

    Certain ground rules and expectations can make for very positive, productive meetings.

  • The Impact of a Good/Bad Meeting: Less Obvious Findings

    Good meetings (and bad meetings) have implications for overall job satisfaction, and can impact employee attitudes about the organization. Research shows that the most conscientious, hardworking employees – the ones that likely are the backbone of the company and the ones employers most want to retain – are the ones who are most negatively affected by bad meetings.

  • The Introverted leader

    Introverts make great leaders, and bring valuable skills and strengths to the work place. In the right environment, introverts can – and will – speak up like everybody else. In meetings, good facilitators make sure everyone participates by creating an environment in which introverts feel comfortable.

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