Ken Lloyd, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognized Southern California management consultant, author, and public speaker. His weekly workplace advice column ran for more than 20 years in numerous newspapers and in their online editions, and for ten of those years, his column was syndicated by the New York Times Syndicate. His column continues to run and is widely read on his website, JerksAtWork.com.
Over the years, Dr. Lloyd taught numerous M.B.A. classes on Communication, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior at The Anderson School at U.C.L.A. He has consulted for numerous organizations across the U.S. and Canada, and he has lectured at many universities. He has been a guest speaker at numerous company meetings, conferences, and business gatherings. He also served as Vice President of Employee Planning and Development for more than 18 years at the largest manufacturer of medical apparel in the world. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Morning Edition on NPR, plus frequent appearances on KABC, KTLA, and Fox Morning News "Ask the Expert" segments. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and he received his M.S. and Ph.D. with a specialty in Organizational Behavior from U.C.L.A. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Lloyd has authored and co-authored several successful books. He co-authored a workplace wellness book with his daughter, Stacey Laura Lloyd, Is Your Job Making You Fat? How to Lose the Office 15…and More! (Skyhorse Press, 2017). He is the author of Office Idiots: What do Do When Your Workplace is a Jerkplace (Career Press, 2013), as well as the widely acclaimed, Performance Appraisals and Phrases for Dummies (Wiley: For Dummies, September, 2009). He is also the author of Jerks at Work: How to Deal with People Problems and Problem People (Career Press, 1999; revised edition, 2006), 151 Quick Ideas to Recognize and Reward Employees (Career Press, 2007), Be the Boss Your Employees Deserve (Career Press, 2002), and The K.I.S.S. Guide to Selling (Dorling Kindersley, 2001). In addition, he co-authored (with Dr. Donald Moine), Ultimate Selling Power: How to Create and Enjoy a Multimillion Dollar Sales Career (Career Press, 2002) and the classic Unlimited Selling Power: How to Master Hypnotic Selling Skills (Prentice Hall, 1990). He is also the writer of the business film, Communication: The Name of the Game, award winner at the National Educational Film Festival and the American Film Festival (Roundtable Films and Video). His books are available in more than a dozen languages and are sold around the world.