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

A few years ago when employees became dissatisfied with their organization they would quit and get another job. Today, with placement opportunities very low and unemployment extremely high, very few people opt to quit and leave. As a result something much worse is happening within organizations.  Employees “quit,” but they stay.  In the last year, overall job satisfaction in the U.S. has declined significantly. Employees feel stuck in their current jobs and their dissatisfaction with the organizations they work for increases.

However, not all organizations are experiencing these dismal results. A recent assessment of employee satisfaction by one of our clients showed a significant improvement over past years, though this company was not immune to the effects of the recession. Examination of the data showed 7 factors that created this positive increase in their satisfaction, even during the economy’s poorest times.

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There is an oft-quoted statement from the 19th century moralist and historian Lord Acton that says, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” He was writing to a Bishop Mandell Creighton in the year 1887. The quotation goes on to say, “Great men are almost always bad men."

It is clear that the egregious acts of dishonesty executed by people who hold the most senior roles in their firm have destroyed careers and in many cases have destroyed entire organizations in their aftermath.

Unethical behavior is caused by the combination of several forces and by understanding these elements, organizations can take steps to prevent them.

In this presentation, Dr. Jack Zenger discusses these forces and gives ways that companies can ensure strong ethics in their leadership.

Read the "Ethics in Leadership - The 8 Rules to Prevent Misuse of Corporate Power" on Forbes.

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In the last year many clients have taken a serious look at their performance management systems. Ask any manager or employee about their opinion of the performance review process and you will rarely hear any positive comments.

In this presentation, Jack and Joe are joined by Maria Brennan and Crystal Zuckerman, both Directors of Human Resources at Celgene, to share what they have done to redefine performance management in their organization.

While each organization will come to differing processes and systems, we will answer the question: “What are the few fundamental elements that are critical to make any performance management process successful?”

Watch the video recording of the entire webinar.

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Raise the bar on your leadership effectiveness! Imagine an organization where everyone takes responsibility for achieving good results. An organization where people have a personal sense of ownership, and there is little finger-pointing when things go wrong. If every leader were able to inspire accountability in others, it would not only better leverage leadership, but it would significantly increase bottom line results. What can a leader do to create a greater sense of accountability in others? Join Dr. Joe Folkman tomorrow to learn:

  • The 8 BEHAVIORS that increase accountability.
  • How we can get better at inspiring and motivating.
  • How to improve accountability within organizations.

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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. 
  
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September 30, 2015  

There is a meeting. You are NOT invited. In the meeting it will be decided who will be asked to leave. 

So, how do you keep your name off the list and avoid hearing those dreaded words, “You’re Fired!”

Diving deep into our data revealed six common characteristics of the people who were asked to leave their organizations. 

During this podcast, Joe Folkman will share his research findings and you will discover those six critical things you do not want to be found lacking. 
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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.”

Complimentary Pace Assessment: This self-assessment will measure the pace at which you prefer to work, and the results will compare your speed to others. The assessment will measure situations such as: 

• Are you more concerned about making mistakes or moving too slowly? 
• Do you tend to make decisions quickly or consider multiple alternatives? 
• Do you assume when starting a project that it will finish on time or be late?

We’d love for you to experience our award-winning leadership workshops in a city near you.  We also invite you to join us for our monthly webinars. To learn more, visit zengerfolkman.com/events.

To listen to past podcast episodes and view the notes for this episode, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast. There you can also enter our monthly book contest.


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Most of us intuitively know that leadership affects the bottom line. Through our Extraordinary Leader research we have discovered what it takes to develop extraordinary leaders and confirmed that it is possible to measure leadership in dollars. In simple terms, good leaders create more economic value than poor leaders and extraordinary leaders create far more value than good ones. 

Please join Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman to learn the answers to the following questions: 
• How does leadership drive profit? 
• How do organizations and leaders significantly increase profit opportunity? 
• What issues can leaders impact that will most effectively drive profit? 

You will also learn about these business outcomes, how they combine to create an overall profit result, and how leadership impacts each one: 
• Retention 
• Engagement 
• Recruitment 
• Customer Satisfaction 
• Image 
• Productivity 
• Innovation

We’d love for you to experience our award-winning leadership workshops in a city near you.  We also invite you to join us for our monthly webinars. To learn more, visit zengerfolkman.com/events.

 

To listen to past podcast episodes and view the notes for this episode, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast. There you can also enter our monthly book contest.

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Raise the bar on your leadership effectiveness!

Imagine an organization where everyone takes responsibility for achieving good results. An organization where people have a personal sense of ownership, and there is little finger-pointing when things go wrong.

If every leader were able to inspire accountability in others, it would not only better leverage leadership, but it would significantly increase bottom line results.

What can a leader do to create a greater sense of accountability in others?

Join Dr. Joseph Folkman to learn:

  • The 8 BEHAVIORS that increase accountability
  • How we can get better at inspiring and motivating
  • How to improve accountability within organizations

We’d love for you to experience our award-winning leadership workshops in a city near you.  We also invite you to join us for our monthly webinars. To learn more, visit zengerfolkman.com/events.

To listen to past podcast episodes and view the notes for this episode, visit zengerfolkman.com/podcast. There you can also enter our monthly book contest.

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