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John Ballard PhD is is the author of Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations. A Professor of Management at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, he has over 20 years of consulting and managerial experience. Connect with John at www.johnballardphd.com, www.facebook/johnballardphd, and on twitter @johnballardphd.

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Managing Stress in the Workplace: 6 Questions for Managers

By | Posted Sep 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Is your team’s stress level higher than you think? A manager needs to be able to keep their team in check, both emotionally and psychologically. John Ballard offers his six questions managers need to ask themselves to truly evaluate how their team’s stress levels are impacting business.

working with the boss

Working with the Boss: 6 Questions for Better Effectiveness with Your Manager

By | Posted Feb 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Do you get along with your boss, or do you find yourself constantly butting heads? If you and your manager are on the same page, your effectiveness will be reflected in your work. John Ballard knows that a great relationship between boss and employee will result in better results. See the six questions to ask yourself about your boss that can help determine what your relationship is with them.

Motivating Employees: 6 Questions To Improve Performance

By | Posted Oct 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are your employees motivated enough? Whether they are or not, it is important to find out how to motivate your team to keep spirits up and productivity at a high level. John Ballard offers some advice on how to keep your employees motivated using the expectancy theory developed by Victor Vroom. Here are some questions you should ask yourself to improve performance and productivity for the future.

Improving Metrics: 6 Questions for More Effective Metrics Management

Improving Metrics: 6 Questions for More Effective Metrics Management

By | Posted Jul 9, 2014

Good metrics and good use of metrics can increase effectiveness and efficiency in most businesses. Metrics are outcomes and outputs […]

how to run effective meetings

How to Run a Meeting: 6 Questions to Answer for More Effective Meetings

By | Posted May 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Wondering how to run a meeting?Effective meetings can really save the company money. Here are some tips from John Ballard. […]