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Get answers to today's toughest leadership and development problems from thought leaders Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman!




Ep. 102: How to Do Truly Great Work in Your Organization (feat. David Sturt, O.C. Tanner)

David Sturt, author of Great Work and Executive Vice President at O.C. Tanner, joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss his research into how people can make a difference—what they think about, what they do, and how their leaders help them achieve extraordinary results. Sturt regularly consults with industry leaders and speaks at conferences in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. He has studied and analyzed the effects of people...

Duration: 00:33:38

Ep. 101: YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL! — What Leaders Can Do To Deliver Superior Results and Build Positive Relationships

What is the secret? What do leaders who are highly-skilled at delivering results and building positive relationships do that is different? To find the answer, we analyzed our expansive database and discovered six “behavioral bridges” that differentiated these leaders. (A behavioral bridge is a capability that enables leaders to achieve both results and positive relationships.) The frustration for many leaders is that an emphasis on one of these capabilites may negatively impact the...

Duration: 00:33:35

Ep. 100: The Role of an Elder in Modern Business (feat. Chip Conley, Airbnb)

Chip Conley, author of Emotional Equations and former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb, joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss the role of an elder in offering advice and direction to those of a younger generation. He draws on his person experiences as an adviser to the CEO of Airbnb and the lessons he learned along the way. A bestselling author, hospitality entrepreneur, disruptive business rebel, and...

Duration: 00:37:00

Ep. 99: BOLD LEADERSHIP – A New Competency for the Future!

Today’s broadcast comes from a recent webinar given by Dr. Joe Folkman and Joyce Palevitz. In this presentation, Joe and Joyce share key insights for creating a workplace where leaders are energized to take on difficult goals, create an atmosphere of continual improvement, and challenge standard approaches. To download the notes for this episode and to listen to past episodes, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast.

Duration: 00:49:19

Ep. 98: The Urgency of Developing More Women Leaders! — How to Leverage Their Unique Strengths

In this presentation, Jack and Joyce their research that demonstrates the strengths women have as leaders and what organizations should do about it. To download the notes for this episode and to listen to past episodes, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast.

Duration: 00:41:19

Ep. 97: The 6 Ways To Inspire and Motivate Top Performance

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Duration: 00:17:31

Ep. 96: The Unlikable Leader: 7 Ways To Improve Employee/Boss Relationships

There is a secret to becoming a more likable leader. It doesn’t have to do with how tall and charming you are, or how often you give employees a raise. In fact, we have evidence that the majority of the behaviors displayed by the most likable leaders have to do with the way they interact with employees on a day-to-day basis. But first, does being liked by your employees even matter? In a study of 51,836 leaders, we identified 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in likability but were...

Duration: 00:40:28

Ep. 95: A 15-Year Overnight Success: From the Basement to $2.5 Billion (feat. Ryan Smith, CEO of Qualtrics)

Ryan Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Qualtrics, joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss the story of Qualtrics, a company started in his dad’s basement with a valuation of $2.5 billion 15 years later. Ryan tells the story of Qualtrics, its values, and what makes it unique. Qualtrics is the world’s leading enterprise survey technology provider, serving more than 6,000 enterprises worldwide, including half of...

Duration: 00:27:14

Ep. 94: Six New Ways To Build Leadership Development Into Your Job

Jack Zenger shares six specific ways you can bring your personal development and your job closer together. Visit zengerfolkman.com for more resources on this topic.

Duration: 00:18:26

Ep. 90: 5 Attitudes That Define Great Leaders

Dr. Joe Folkman was working with a small group of leaders from a high tech company with more than 60,000 total employees. This group of 30 were considered to be some of the highest potential leaders in the company. In the time he spent with these individuals, it was clear they were a select and impressive group. He measured their effectiveness as leaders using our Extraordinary Leader 360 assessment and found that although all were considered high potential, not all were extraordinary...

Duration: 00:14:55

Ep. 89: The Absolutely Vital Practice of Managers Giving Positive Feedback

Groundbreaking new research shows that most managers have some mistaken beliefs about the best kind of feedback to give their subordinates. Many favor giving negative or corrective feedback, believing that it does more good and has a lasting effect. More than 1/3 of leaders avoid giving positive feedback, apparently believing that it doesn’t do that much good. They agree that it is easier to give, but still they avoid giving compliments and kudos to subordinates and colleagues. Perhaps...

Duration: 00:37:14

Ep. 88: Insights on Speed and Quality - A Conversation with Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman

In this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcasts series, Cheryl Snapp Conner turns the table and interviews Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman to discuss their new book, Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution and the upcoming Zenger Folkman Speed workshops. Cheryl Snapp Conner is a columnist, author, and speaker. She writes ongoing columns on business communications for Forbes and Inc. and authored the Forbes eBook, Beyond PR: Communicate Like a Champ in the Digital...

Duration: 00:35:20

Ep. 83: The Tango of Speed and Quality— The Key to Achieving Both!

Over the past few decades there has been a dramatic increase in the pace of daily activities. In order to stay competitive and profitable, companies and their leaders have looked for ways to get products to market faster, make changes quicker, and be on top of the latest information. But will working faster cause errors and poor quality? To research this, we wanted to study people who preferred a faster pace but also had a quality focus. We looked at 360-degree assessments on 75,000...

Duration: 00:36:01

Ep. 82: Chutes and Ladders: Driving Corporate Innovation through Personal Disruption (feat. Whitney Johnson)

Whitney Johnson, one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, joins Dr. Jack Zenger in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss personal disruption and how it affects corporate innovation. Johnson was a finalist for the Top Thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London. She co-founded Rose Park Advisors, alongside Clayton Christensen, professor at the Harvard Business School. She is a frequent contributor to and writer for the Harvard...

Duration: 00:36:47

Ep. 81: The 11 Components of a “Best-of-Class” 360° Assessment

360-degree assessments have become a common practice today. In fact, 85% of Fortune 500 organizations use multi-rater feedback (360s) as the backbone of their leadership development programs. Why are these assessments so important? Because leaders receive information that they would otherwise never receive. There are hosts of 360s on the market today and not all are equal. There may be similarities but there are also some major differences. So, when choosing a tool, what should you look...

Duration: 00:47:51

Video: Communication - Tell, Ask, Listen

In this special video presentation, Joe Folkman discusses communication and the importance of telling, asking, and listening. To view the full webinar for “8 Critical Behaviors That Leverage Accountability,” visit zengerfolkman.com/webinars.

Duration: 00:02:54

Ep. 79: Emotional Agility – Master Challenges Without Getting Derailed (feat. Dr. Susan David)

Dr. Susan David (PhD), psychologist on faculty at the Harvard Medical School, co-founder and co-director of the Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching, and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series. Dr. David has worked with senior leadership of hundreds of organizations, including the United Nations, Ernst & Young, and The World Economic Forum. Her work has been featured in numerous publications,...

Duration: 00:47:31

Ep. 75: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation (feat. John Wheatley, 3M)

John Wheatley, Division Scientist at the 3M company, joins Dr. Jack Zenger in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss how 3M fosters collaboration and innovation across the entire company. John’s responsibilities include new product development, intellectual property, and strategic planning. 3M’s highly collaborative approach to innovation connects a number of diverse technologies, skillsets, and businesses to build new product platforms. John was recently recognized...

Ep. 73: Summit Speech - Todd Zenger “The Challenge of Strategic Leadership”

In today’s special bonus episode, we will present Dr. Todd Zenger’s address, “The Challenge of Strategic Leadership,” recorded live from our 2016 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July. Todd Zenger is the newly appointed N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership and Presidential Professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. From 1990-2014, he served on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School, where he...

Ep. 71: Bold Leadership (feat. Josh Bersin)

Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joseph Folkman recently conducted a podcast with Josh Bersin, founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte, one of the leading research organizations on the subject of talent management. We had a great response from people who downloaded that podcast, so we are continuing that conversation on the subject of bold leadership. Download the eBook for this Episode.
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