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

Conventional wisdom says that Millennials, when immersed in the workplace, prefer positive feedback. However a recent study conducted by Zenger Folkman, proves that it is not true. In fact, quite the opposite is true.

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot!”

When Millennials were asked, 80% said they preferred to receive negative or corrective feedback. Only 20% said they preferred positive or reinforcing feedback.Join Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman for a fascinating look at the research findings from this study and how they impact the careers and development for this group.

Jack and Joe will answer the questions:
  • What demographic/workplace groups have the greatest need for corrective feedback?
  • Why do people both dread and desire corrective feedback?
  • How can employees and managers develop practices which promote the exchange of feedback?

Download the slides for "Giving Feedback to Millennials"

Kelsey Meyer, cofounder of Influence and Co., joins Jack Zenger in this episode to discuss thought leadership, her views about the millennial generation(as employees and as leaders), and her work at the multimillion-dollar company she started the day after
graduating college.

Influence and Co. is a firm making waves in helping businesses become their own voices through thought leadership. Kelsey was named to the “Forbes 30 Under 30” list in 2016 in the marketing and advertising field.
Download the free ebook for this episode at: http://zengerfolkman.com/ebook/

50 years ago, management theorists had an expansive view of the role of general managers. Management skills were believed to be infinitely portable and the General Manager did not need to possess a deep understanding of the technology of the business to be considered effective.

Does that still hold true? Can a leader with low levels of technical or financial acumen in a particular business be successful today? 

To answer that question we looked at a dataset of over 57,000 leaders and measured their technical and financial acumen.The results? Join us to learn:
  • How they were perceived as leaders in general
  • The impact of acumen on top managers
  • Why senior leaders in an organization need technical depth and knowledge to be effective

“Business acumen won’t automatically make you, or anyone else, a great business leader; but without it you will never become one.”— Kevin Cope, Founder and CEO of Acumen LearningDownload the Handout Slides for "Importance of Building Technical and Financial Acumen"