Kevin Ford is the Chief Visionary Officer and Principal Partner of TAG Consulting. Kevin’s expertise includes strategic planning, organizational development, market research, and leadership development. Kevin received the 2002 National Leadership Award (awarded by a U.S. congressional committee) and he served as the Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for Virginia that same year.
Kevin s new book, The Leadership Triangle co-authored with Ken Tucker was released in January 2012. Here is what Stephen M. R. Covey has to say about this pivotal new book: The Leadership Triangle effectively illustrates how the role of the ‘transformational leader’ is increasingly important in todays world. No longer can we afford to lead with a one-size-fits-all mentality and expect to succeed or contribute on a professional/personal basis. This terrific book offers clear and precise options" that a leader can choose in order to successfully transform their organization to meet the challenges of these uncertain times. It also provides many insightful examples from key leaders who model these concepts themselves. The result is a powerful read. Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The New York Times and # 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Speed of Trust.
Kevin is the co-author of The Thing in the Bushes… Turning Organizational Blind Spots into Competitive Advantage (Pinon Press, 2001, foreword by Bill Pollard, Chairman Emeritus of ServiceMaster, Director of Herman Miller and PepsiCo). Steve Reinemund, CEO of Pepsico, said this book will change your view of yourself and your organization. This book was in the top .04% of sales on Amazon in 2002. His latest book, Transforming Church was released by Tyndale House Publishers in 2007 with the paperback version released by David C. Cook the fall of 2008.
In 1995, Kevin published his first book, examining the values, needs, and beliefs of Generation X (Jesus For a New Generation, IVP 1995). George Gallup (Gallup Polls) said, Kevin Ford sheds new light on a generation that has been misunderstood and maligned. He does so with keen insight and compassion. This book is available in four translations on four continents and is in its 7th printing in the United States.
Kevin has facilitated the development of over 400 strategic plans throughout North America. He was the senior consultant for the Redesign of the U.S. Army Staffthe largest employer in the nation. He works with large organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration and the Salvation Army, as well as small businesses, churches, and non-profits. As a researcher, Kevin has provided tools, surveys, and software systems that are in use throughout North America.
Kevin has been quoted extensively in the press and has appeared on dozens of business-related television and radio programs. Interviews and quotes have included the Washington Post, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, Management Review, Employment Review, Business Week, Financial Services Marketing, Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Executive, and HR Today. Kevin earned a BA from the University of North Carolina and his Master of Divinity from Regent College at the University of British Columbia.
Kevin has spoken publicly to thousands of people around the world and is in constant demand as a facilitator and speaker for various corporations and organizations. He has led CEO Roundtables with Jim Collins and Margaret Wheatley and was a speaker at the 2002 YPO Aspen gathering with Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines Chairman), John Huey (Time Magazine Editor), and Jerry Greenwald (former United Airlines CEO). Kevin was one of ten featured speakers at the 2002 Organizational Development Summit with Peter Senge and Phil Harkins.
In addition to his business experience, Kevin has a background in full-time Christian work. He has worked in local church settings and in parachurch organizations. He led worship at Singapore ‘87, an international gathering of leaders and spoke at the Urbana ‘93 student missions conference. In 1990, he launched a new service at his church that grew from 601,000 in one month. His father is Leighton Ford and his uncle is Billy Graham. Kevin and his wife, Caroline, live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their daughters, Anabel and Leighton.