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

October 21, 2015  

In this episode, we present Joe Folkman’s keynote address “Leadership Speed.” This is a live recording from our 2015 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July. 


Business is moving increasingly faster and to keep up, leaders at all levels need to know how to pick up the pace. 
Easy to say…But is there truly a correlation between speed and leadership effectiveness?

In a word, yes!

We don’t need to do everything faster, but for many activities speed can significantly improve effectiveness and the motivation of individuals. It’s interesting how often our pace affects our attitude. Let’s face it – slow is often boring. 

Think about people you have worked with who had a tendency to move quickly and keep things going at a fast clip, versus those who were more ponderous as they ensured everything was completed and finished. 
Yes, too much speed can leave participants feeling rushed and frazzled. But if your company’s energy is lagging, maybe it’s time to consider upping the pace. 

Join us to learn the eight skills possessed by leaders who are perceived as “fast” and “highly effective.” 
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October 14, 2015  

In this special episode, John Sculley, former President of PepsiCo and previous CEO of Apple joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joseph Folkman to talk about training leaders of the future in a changing world; focusing on customer problems; empowering managers to say “yes;” and comparing the leadership traits of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. 


Since leaving Apple, John has become a respected mentor to founders of a variety of high-tech companies, many in the health-care arena. He is the author of a new book, Moonshot! Game Changing Strategies to Build Billion Dollar Businesses
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In today’s special bonus episode, we will present Kevin Wilde’s address, “Temptations of a High Potential,” recorded live from our 2015 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July. 

Kevin Wilde is the former Vice President of Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer at General Mills. He was responsible for world-wide people and organization growth, including talent management, executive development, and the leadership institute. Since he joined the company in 1998, the General Mills has been consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s top ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, as well as similar recognition by Chief Executive and Leadership Excellence magazines. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine named Kevin CLO of the year. 
Kevin is passionate about leadership and talent development. “It has been my great fortune to pursue both throughout my professional career with General Mills and previously at General Electric. The experience of working side-by-side with some of the best leaders in the world while serving in roles in executive development and worldwide talent management is priceless.” 
Kevin is also highly involved in academic life, and serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. There he helps design and teach leadership development and talent management in the Executive MBA, MBA and Executive Education departments. 
He is a columnist for Talent Management magazine and serves on the editorial board for a number of professional journals. His work has been published in over a dozen books, including Coaching for Leadership and The Pfieffer Annual on Leadership Development. He has been quoted about talent and leadership development by Fortune magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, and Time magazine. 
Before joining General Mills, he spent 17 years at General Electric in a variety of human resources positions in the healthcare and capital divisions, as well as corporate assignments at GE’s renowned Crotonville management development center. While at GE he also held positions in manufacturing, marketing, and six sigma quality. 
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