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

Research reveals that those who put proper emphasis on their own development, impact their organizations in significant ways! 

 This episode we’d like to take a deeper dive into self-development and the critical role feedback can play.

Many leaders view self-development as unimportant. 

However, compelling evidence shows that when leaders improve their personal effectiveness, the organization benefits immensely. Better leaders produce higher customer satisfaction, greater engagement and productivity, increased profitability, and lower turnover.

How can leaders improve their self-development efforts? 

Zenger Folkman evaluated survey results from leaders who scored in the 90th percentile for “Practices Self-Development.” Eight companion behaviors were discovered. Join Dr. Joe Folkman as he discusses these behaviors. 

Frances Hesselbein, founding President of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, formerly known as the Peter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management,joins Jack Zenger in this installment of the Zenger Folkman Leadership Podcast series. 

They discuss The Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today’s Leaders, which she co-authored with Peter Drucker and Joan Snyder Kuhl. 

Frances served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. She is the author of many books, including My Life in Leadership, Hesselbein on Leadership, and More Hesselbein on Leadership. She is the co-editor of numerous books, including Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way and is the Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning journal, Leader to Leader

Peter Drucker once remarked that Frances was the most effective executive with whom he had ever worked. 
December 2, 2015  

Our research with thousands of leaders confirms that The Single Most Powerful Leadership Competency is INSPIRING AND MOTIVATING OTHERS! 

 Say the words 'Great Leader' and what comes into your mind? It's probably hard to describe, but with most great leaders you "know it when you see it." So, does this mean that great leadership is simply something people are born with or is it something that can be learned? 
After conducting thousands of surveys with leaders across many different industries, we've identified the most important attribute of any great leader—that of inspiring and motivating others. We believe that if developed, this key competency, more than any other, will help leaders and managers become more effective and drive great business results. 
In this episode, we'll explain the research that led to our conclusions about this extremely important competency, along with practical steps for every leader to become more inspiring. After all, we believe that every leader can learn to inspire others and drive real, positive business outcomes.