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Writing & Research


Author of best-selling business books and highly-referenced academic articles, Dr. Kelley's writing has been translated into over 10 languages, selected by major book clubs, and received acclaim in the media and publishing world. His ideas and work have appeared on NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News, ABC, CNN, National Public Radio, and in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Fast Company, People Magazine, Industry Week, Nation's Business, Barrons, Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and many major U.S. newspapers. 

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Books


Books


  • Best-seller based on Harvard Business Review article "In Praise of Followers," a top 25 best-selling reprint
  • Kelley widely considered the founder of “followership” studies
  • Business Week best-seller for 8 weeks
  • Amazon.com best seller for 20 weeks
  • One of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time"
  • #1 Career Book by the New York Daily News
  • Best-seller and now considered a classic
  • Selected for 3 Business Book Clubs, including Fortune Book Club

 

 

 

  • Named to Inc. Magazine’s “CEO Required Reading List"
  • Brought national recognition to brainpowered workers and spurred research on intellectual capital and the “creative class.”
  • Coined “Gold-Collar Worker,” subsequently considered a new word by the American Heritage Dictionary

To purchase books, go to Amazon or CEO Read (for bulk orders) 

Articles


Articles


Kelley's empirical research and academic articles have appeared in countless peer-reviewed and business journals, including the Harvard Business Review ("How Bell Labs Creates Star Performers, "In Praise of Followers"), IEEE Spectrum, Training and Development, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Washington University Law Review, and American Lawyer. 

Survey Instruments


Survey Instruments


Inventor of several patented survey instruments in active use in corporations throughout the country:

  • Personal Style Questionnaire: examines underlying followership styles
  • Star Performer Quiz: uncovers false employee beliefs surrounding what leads to Star Performance
  • Personal Productivity Inventory: diagnoses developmental needs vis-s-vis becoming a star performer

If interested in survey licensing, contact us