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

This episode is a conversation with Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Matthew Holland.

Matthew is the President of Utah Valley University and the author of the book, “Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America.” He will discuss his views on the importance of having strong leaders at all levels in both the academic and corporate world as well as sharing lessons he’s learned throughout his career.

Download a free copy of the eBook for this episode: "Leadership Lessons from Academia".

We’d love for you to experience our award-winning leadership workshops in a city near you.  We also invite you to join us for our monthly webinars. To learn more, visit zengerfolkman.com/events.

To listen to past podcast episodes and view the notes for this episode, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast. There you can also enter our monthly book contest.

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Ask 100 people if they have good common sense and more than 95% will tell you they do. Similarly, if you ask 100 managers if they are good coaches the number may be lower, than 95%, but not by much. The managers we talk to assume that if they are a good manager, being a good coach is like your shadow on a sunny day. It just naturally follows.

Today, more and more top executives expect their managers to coach their subordinates. One newly appointed CEO of one of the nation’s largest banks announced that he expected managers in that company to spend more than one-half of their time coaching subordinates.

Why? The empirical evidence is clear. Effective coaching makes a difference in employee commitment and engagement, productivity, retention, customer relationships, and how the upper levels of leadership are perceived.

Please join Jack and Joe to learn how to become a better coach. You are also invited to participate in our Coaching Attributes and Perspectives Assessment at no cost. This self assessment will help you see how you compare to the scores of outstanding business coaches. It will measure:

  • how strong your collaboration and directive skills are
  • how prone you are to giving advice
  • how effective you are at enabling other people to discover answers for themselves
  • how apt you are to exert your expertise and treat everyone as equals

Download the slides for this episode

We’d love for you to experience our award-winning leadership workshops in a city near you.  We also invite you to join us for our monthly webinars. To learn more, visit zengerfolkman.com/events.

To listen to past podcast episodes and view the notes for this episode, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast. There you can also enter our monthly book contest.

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