Keynote Speaker: John J. Perry Founder and President, Human Productivity Systems, Inc.

Keynote Speaker: John J. Perry

John J. Perry, Founder, and President, Human Productivity Systems, Inc., is a consultant who specializes in organization and leadership development. He developed the Job-Person-Environment Assessment™ (JPEAssessment™), which identifies barriers to employees’ excellence in the workplace, helping them answer three important questions: “What” do I perceive to be my situation at work; “So what” does it mean to me; and “Now what” am I going to do about it? He has served many organizations, large and small, in the public and private sectors, and for-profit and not-for-profit.

John has a BS degree in Mathematics from Florida A&M University and an MBA degree in Management Decision Systems from the University of Southern California. After completing his graduate study, John moved from engineering management into administrative management with NASA, ending his career as the Director of Management Systems, with responsibility for budgeting, information systems, and accounting.

After more than 22 years, he resigned from NASA. His primary reason for doing so was a change in leadership that was very different from that which he had enjoyed for the first 20 years of his career. During his last two years, it became clear to him that “command and control” would replace “inspiration” as the preferred leadership approach. His inability to explain or understand why this had happened is what inspired him to develop the JPEAssessment™.

Additionally, as a humanitarian in an effort to help students avoid preparing themselves for careers that they would find neither enjoyable nor fulfilling, John modified the JPEAssessment™ to be suitable for students as early as sixth grade. This effort produced the Goodness-of-Fit and Readiness (GoFaR™) Assessment and Process. He uses the GoFaR™ Assessment as a pre- and post-test to identify students’ “fit” with their role as students and their “readiness” to start taking responsibility for their future. He uses the Process to help students believe in and get excited about the promise of their tomorrows and equip them with the tools they will need to realize that promise.

John is the author of “Creating the Future of Your Choice”


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John J. Perry – Leadership Lessons from the Race to Space: A Behavioral Approach

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