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

November 18, 2015  

In this episode, Bill Huffaker joins Jack Zenger to discuss how implementing a leadership development program at General Motors has made a profound difference for the organization. 

Bill is an expert in Talent Management and Talent Acquisition. He is passionate about creating forward-thinking talent strategies that drive organizational culture change to better support people doing their best work. Always the driver and never the passenger, Bill has achieved results in a variety of high-profile, global companies that are in rapid transition. 
Bill joined General Motors in November 2012 and is the head of Global Talent Management and Talent Acquisition. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Bill ensures that GM has a robust talent pipeline to meet the current and future business demands for talent at all levels in the Company. Previously, Bill was with Google in Mountain View, California, where he led the global career development team. Bill was also a Director, Professional Career Development, at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington and was the Head of Talent Planning at Visa in San Francisco. 

Bill holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Human and Organizational Systems and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He and his spouse, Darin Severns, live in Birmingham, Michigan with their two dogs, Minnie and Canyon. 

Listen to Bill's Speech and his insights during our panel discussion from Zenger Folkman's 2015 Leadership Summit.
November 11, 2015  

Join Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman as they profile the Apple co-founder and discuss the strengths he possessed which, despite his flaws, helped him become one of the world’s greatest innovators.

They will discuss:

  • What happens to the very small number of successful leaders with strengths but also fatal flaws
  • What we know about Steve Jobs’ strengths and flaws
  • What might have happened had Jobs been open to feedback

Download the slides for "The Fascinating Case of Steve Jobs – Can Profound Strengths Overcome Fatal Flaws."