Hi, I’m Jeffrey Ford. As a Professor Emeritus of Management in the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, I designed and taught MBA, MHR, EMBA, and executive education courses on leading and managing change, leadership, and high performance teams. I am the author, along with my wife Laurie, of The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results (Berrett-Koehler, 2009) which identifies four conversations that underlie leadership and management effectiveness and was awarded the Best Management Book of 2009 by 800-CEO-READ. Both of these books are used in my classes.
I hold a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland, an M.B.A. in Marketing and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, both from Ohio State. Prior to joining the Fisher College of Business, I served on the faculties of Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey and the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. My articles on change management have been published in numerous academic journals as well as Harvard Business Review and Organizational Dynamics. Copies of some of articles are available here.