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Kenneth N. Wexley, Ph.D.

Dr. Wexley is founder and president of Wexley Consulting, an internationally known consulting firm that offers practical solutions to enhance organizational as well as individual effectiveness. Since receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 1969, Ken has become internationally known as a consultant, educator, lecturer, researcher, and author.

During Ken’s lengthy consulting career, he has advised hundreds of organizations, varying in size and type, in such areas as human resource staffing, leadership and management development, performance management and appraisal, employee training and development, and organizational change and improvement.

Ken has published over 150 professional articles, as well as co-authored ten books, including the critically acclaimed Working Scared: Achieving Success in Trying Times. In addition to his work as a consultant, Ken has been a professor at the University of Akron, the University of California – Berkeley, Michigan State University, and the University of Sheffield in England. Due to his extensive experience, he is a sought after speaker throughout the U.S. and abroad on a variety of topics, such as executive coaching and employee testing.

In 1977, he was awarded Diplomate status for his advanced competence as a consultant by the American Board of Professional Psychology. The following year, he was awarded Fellow status by the American Psychological Association in recognition of outstanding and unusual research contributions to the field of psychology. In 1989, Ken was granted Charter Fellow status by the American Psychological Society. He has been active in several professional organizations such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the International Congress of Applied Psychology. He has served on the editorial boards of five major professional journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Management Journal. In addition, Ken is an Associate of Stang Decision Systems Inc., a Michigan-based consulting firm.

Awards & Accolades

  • Invited as Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1974-1975.
  • Awarded Diplomate status in 1977 by the American Board of Professional Psychology for the practice of advanced competence in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Invited as Visiting Lecturer, MRC Social and Applied Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.
  • Awarded Fellow status in 1978 by the American Psychological Association in recognition of outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and profession of psychology.
  • Granted Charter Fellow status in 1989 by the American Psychological Science in recognition of outstanding research contributions to the field of psychology.
  • The 1994 recipient of the Richard A. Swansen Award for Excellence in Research from the American Society For Training and Development.

Published Works

Yukl & Wexley (Eds.), Readings in organizational and industrial psychology Oxford University Press, 1971

Wexley & Yukl. Organizational behavior and personnel psychology. Richard D. Irwin 1977, 1984.

Wexley & Latham. Developing and training human resources in organizations. Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1981.

Wexley (Ed.) Developing human resources. The Bureau of National Affairs, 1991.

Wexley & Latham. Developing and training human resources in organizations, 1981, 1991, 2002

Wexley & Silverman. Working scared: Achieving success in trying times. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993.

Everly, Strouse, & Everly. The secrets of resilient leadership. DiaMedica, 2011.

Everly, Strouse, & McCormack. Stronger: Develop the resilience you need to succeed. AMACOM, 2015.

Douglas A. Strouse, Ph.D.

Dr. Strouse has been a Managing Partner of Wexley Consulting since 2001. Doug received his Ph.D. in 1982 and has extensive management and operational experience as an executive of several multi-million dollar companies with responsibilities for international subsidiaries. Additionally, Doug has consulted to numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Doug has advised organizations in such areas as leadership and management development, performance management and appraisal systems, organizational change and development, and executive coaching. He has also spoken extensively on these subjects to various groups throughout the United States.

Doug is very active in the business community. He is currently President of the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Club of Baltimore, an organization which strives to provide a forum to educate executives of small, mid-size, and larger companies such as America On-Line (AOL). Additionally, he facilitates a Presidential Advisory Council, a subgroup of the CEO Club, which acts as a board of advisors for its members. He has also served on the board of directors for numerous corporations and non-profit organizations. Doug is the co-author of the Secrets of Resilience Leadership as well as Stronger - Develop the Resilience You Need To Succeed published by the American Management Association. Additionally, he is the author of over 110 professional articles.

Awards & Accolades

  • Was runner up in 1996 for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • Voted by the readership of SmartCEO Magazine as the outstanding columnist of 2012.
  • Founded the CEO Club of Baltimore in 1993, which has become the largest CEO Club chapter in the United States.
  • Led an international delegation to Cuba in 2014 to meet with gov’t officials and to share best business practices.

Published Works

George S. Everly Jr. Ph.D.(Author), Douglas A. Strouse Ph.D.(Author), George S. Everly III (Author), The Secrets of Resilient Leadership: When Failure Is Not an Option…Six Essential Characteristics for Leading in Adversity, DiaMedica, 2011.

Dr. George S. Everly Jr. (Author), Dr. Douglas A. Strouse (Author), and Dr. Dennis K. McCormack (Author), Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed, AMACOM, 2015.