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

February 18, 2016  

Bonnie St. John, Paralympic medalist and leadership consultant, joins Jack Zenger in this installment of the Zenger Folkman Leadership Podcast series. She discusses her thoughts on promoting women, people from different cultures, and young people to leadership positions and the value of resilience—on the slalom course and in business. 

Bonnie St. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, was awarded a Rhodes scholarship in Economics, and received a graduate degree from Oxford University. She worked in the Clinton Whitehouse, is the author of six books, and provides leadership consulting and keynote presentations for a variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. 
Bonnie is also a Paralympic medalist who lost her right leg at the age of five due to a rare congenital condition. Bonnie made her mark in the 1984 Paralympics as the second-fastest female amputee skier in the world and the world’s first African-American ski medalist.

As we are in the midst of cold and flu season Zenger Folkman has made a startling discovery, “Leadership is as contagious as the flu!” 

Join Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman as they present their latest research documenting how a leaders' effectiveness impacts multiple levels of the organization. Discover why it is so important that leaders at all levels— especially top executives—pursue the ongoing practice of personal development. 
You’ll learn:

  • Leadership contagion—the trickle down impact that leadership behavior has on several levels below
  • How leadership skills directly impact key business outcomes negatively and positively
  • The effect leadership has on customer satisfaction, turnover, sales, revenue, and profitability
  • The 4 elements for a world class executive development process

Jack and Joe will also share the challenge they took on to create a learning and development experience for executives that would significantly increase the probability of change and improvement.