Fred Nickols is a writer and consultant who has pursued careers in the military, as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors. From 1990 through 2001, he held a number of positions at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey: executive director and chief of staff for operations, executive director for the custom operations division, executive director of strategic planning and management services, and executive director of the office of project management. Before joining ETS, he was senior vice president for systems and operations at a financial services company.
As a career Navy man (1955-74), Nickols was trained initially as a weapons systems technician, then as a trainer and instructional systems developer, and finally, as an internal organization development and management consultant.
Nickols has operated an independent management consulting practice since 1975. His clients include AT&T, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Dell University, Educational Testing Service, Lipton Tea, Monarch Financial Services, Ortho Pharmaceuticals (J&J), The College of New Jersey, Warner-Lambert, Xerox, and such large consulting firms as A. T. Kearney and Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Nickols has published dozens of articles about management, productivity, performance, and systems in a wide range of professional journals and magazines. His particular area of interest is the shift to knowledge work and the problems associated with making knowledge work productive. He is a member of the editorial staff for C2M (previously the Journal of Management Consulting). Nickols is married and lives in the central Ohio area. shooter gamessimulation gameshidden object gamestime management gamesbest pc gamesadventure gamesdownloadable pc gameskids gamesmanagement games