Ken Tucker started a ground breaking management consulting company on the premise that fascinated employees provide the greatest return on investment to their organizations. Ken started his company, Ken Tucker and Associates, LLC, after many years of being a Principal Consultant and highly sought after speaker with The Gallup Organization. He is author of, the soon to be released, Are You Fascinated? The Four People You Need to Succeed, and Animals, Inc: a Business Parable for the 21st Century (Warner Books, February 2004) and is a regular contributor to management columns.
Ken Tucker and Associates serves clients in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, academic institutions, manufacturing industries and defense contractors. Our partnerships span the United States, Canada, South America, South Africa, Hong Kong, Brazil, The Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Ken Tucker’s expertise is in helping clients transform disjointed organizations and workgroups into high performing teams. He uses the organization’s metrics and initiatives as a basis for increasing per employee productivity. For the executive team, Tucker uses customized tools and strategies that increase execution by reducing the distance between time of decision and time action is taken. Additionally, he advises leaders and instructs managers on how to unleash employee discretionary effort to drive long-term business outcomes.
As a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences, board retreats and corporate events, Ken uses humor, real life and business examples, stories and anecdotes to effectively reach his audiences.
His speech topics include “Executive Confusion: The Leader’s Opportunity; Executing Your Success Factor; The Extraordinary You, Execution Through Fascination; Captivating the Head, Heart, and Hands of Every Employee; How The World’s Greatest Leaders Increase Employee Effort; Aligning Your Organization for High Performance; After High Performance, What’s Next?, Inclusiveness and The Bottom Line, and Be A Leader—Make a Leader.”
Tucker received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from The University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was selected as a Kellogg Fellow in 1998. Ken Tucker is a native of the Bahamas.
Are You Fascinated?
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, will challenge everyone who reads it to examine where they have been, where they are now and where they want to be in their life and career.
This book provides for each reader their own mini-revolution. This revolution is awakened by the personal stories, life-changing examples and opportunity for self-exploration that Ken offers.
Are You Fascinated? is not for everyone . . . just that person who is fed up with the same old thing and hungry to do something positively new and different with their life.
When was the last time you took a real look at where you are and where you are going? Recently? Or has it been awhile?
Are You Fascinated? provides practical strategies to ‘fire up’ the “fascination” that will energize you to clarify what it is you really want out of life, and provide you with practical tools to achieve your goals.
Take this fascinating trip with Ken. Really, what do you have to lose, except years of regret for not starting sooner?
You can experience more and greater success. The time is now, and fascination, is the dynamic power that the four people who help you succeed, can and will use - If you are willing?
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Anita Bunkley is the author of eleven book-length works of fiction, three novellas, and one work of non-fiction. An NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominee and a member of the TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LETTERS, author, Anita Bunkley was voted one of the 50 favorite African American authors of the twentieth century by the on-line African American Literature Book Club. She is a full time author and has been under contract with major houses such as Penguin USA, Harper Collins, Kensington and Harlequin for over sixteen years. Anita speaks regularly at national conferences, workshops, and book fairs giving her workshop for aspiring novelists entitled: Dream it! Write it! Sell it!
Title: Between Goodbyes449 PagesISBN: 978-0-7582-1247-4Publisher: Dafina/KensingtonBuy on AmazonA story of survival, triumph, and the search for true love in sultry Miami, sophisticated New York, and the rugged mountains of Colorado. Three men desire her. Three men have claimed her. Which one will Niya Londres choose? As Niya carefully weighs her decision, she discovers that all she's ever dreamed of might not be what she really wants... Long, lean, and exotically beautiful, Afro-Cuban Niya Londres has achieved a great deal since coming to America ten years ago. Through talent and hard work, she climbed her way to the top of her glittering career as an exotic salsa dancer, and then as the star of a hit Broadway musical. Now she's planning her lavish Acapulco wedding. There's just one hitch -- she hasn't said "Yes" to any of the three men who are madly in love with her! Tremont Henderson, a gifted jazz musician with a checkered past, was the first to capture Niya's heart. He pulled her out of a Florida swamp and into his exciting world of hot music and sultry dance. Broadway producer and her long-time manager, Granger Cooper, fell in love with Niya at first sight and now holds a claim on her affections. She owes him everything, as the man who made her a star. And then there's Astin Spencer, a tanned and devilishly sexy entrepreneur who calls the Nevada desert his home, and who unexpectedly comes into Niya's life and turns everything upside down..... BETWEEN GOODBYES touches on the topic of the plight of Afro-Cuban immigrants and their struggle to assimilate into American society. It also provides a glimpse into the current socio-economic conditions that exist in Cuba.
From the author: I have self-published and been published by major houses such as Penguin USA, Harper Collins and Kensington. I am a member of the American Book Cooperative and serve on the advisory board of the Houston Writers Festival 2006. I have spoken to audiences across the nation at corporate settings, national conferences, workshops, and award presentations. Working with experienced and aspiring authors, I have presented workshops at numerous writers conferences. I toured with African American Women on Tour for four years giving workshops on finding fulfillment in the workplace, the community and in one's personal life. My book, STEPPIN' OUT WITH ATTITUDE, Sister Sell Your Dream (HarperCollins) was well received by many women who were anxious to reach their potential.
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LaShonda DeVaughn discovered in High School her flare for writing. … She carried that flare into College thus writing poems for students as well as columns in the weekly bulletins. She decided to take her writing a step further by constructively creating novels. Her first novel being, “A Hood Chick’s Story.”
Her debut novel has been receiving an overwhelming amount of positive reviews thus far and she’s excited to continue to bring forth creative literature for her readers.
LaShonda is residing in Boston with her husband and two beautiful children. Read more.
A Hood Chick's Story
Title: A Hood Chick’s Story Author: LaShonda DeVaughn300 Pages ISBN 978-0-615-16867-8 Publisher: StreetDreamz PublicationsBuy on Amazon Drama is no stranger to Tiara James. When it felt like the world had finally changed the hand that she’d been dealt, reality continued to creep up on her. With a mom on the verge of becoming an alcoholic and an alcoholic crack-addicted father who use to beat her mom in front of her, who could blame Tiara for finding a family on the streets. Tiara’s loyalty to her friends was undeniable. The crew consisted of, Tiara, Tamika, Shavon, Renee, Ke Ke and Karen. They jumped, robbed and fought other girls who stood in their way. When trouble surfaced, the crew had no problems with getting their hands dirty. Tiara was faithful to her crew handling any drama that presented itself. But when jealousy get’s the best of friends, things continued to get ugly.
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