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

Whitney Johnson, one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, joins Dr. Jack Zenger in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss personal disruption and how it affects corporate innovation. Johnson was a finalist for the Top Thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London.

She co-founded Rose Park Advisors, alongside Clayton Christensen, professor at the Harvard Business School. She is a frequent contributor to and writer for the Harvard Business Review and is a LinkedInfluencer.

Johnson is the author of the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.

Download the eBook for "Chutes and Ladders: Driving Corporate Innovation through Personal Disruption."

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David Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Fishbowl, joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman in this edition of the Zenger Folkman podcast series to discuss a variety of topics, including the characteristics of great leaders, the types of leadership that are important during different phases of a company, working with the millennial generation, identifying high-potentials, and how to truly be in the people business.

Fishbowl offers asset-tracking software for large enterprises and provides the #1 requested manufacturing and warehouse management solutions for QuickBooks. Fishbowl has had extraordinary growth and has achieved numerous awards under David’s leadership, including positions on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Deloitte Fast 500 lists.

David served as an executive with Covey Leadership and worked closely with its management team and Stephen R. Covey. David authored the book The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results. An industry thought-leader, David has written numerous articles about character-based leadership.

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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."

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October 21, 2015  

In this episode, we present Joe Folkman’s keynote address “Leadership Speed.” This is a live recording from our 2015 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July. 


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.” 
Enter our Monthly Book Drawing for Zenger Folkman podcast listeners.
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October 14, 2015  

In this special episode, John Sculley, former President of PepsiCo and previous CEO of Apple joins Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joseph Folkman to talk about training leaders of the future in a changing world; focusing on customer problems; empowering managers to say “yes;” and comparing the leadership traits of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. 


Since leaving Apple, John has become a respected mentor to founders of a variety of high-tech companies, many in the health-care arena. He is the author of a new book, Moonshot! Game Changing Strategies to Build Billion Dollar Businesses
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Leaders have a dramatic impact on the productivity of those they lead and on the organization’s bottom-line results.

Join Jack and Joe to learn about the 6 Leadership Levers—behaviors that extraordinary leaders leverage to influence others and improve their organizations.

During this podcast you will:

  • Examine Zenger Folkman’s empirical leadership research
  • Discover six leadership behaviors that distinguish extraordinary leaders from all others
  • Learn how to select the right leadership skills for development

Take The 6 Leadership Levers Assessment 

  
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Today’s episode is a conversation with Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Vicki Whiting

Vicki is a business professor at Westminster College and an authority on leadership development. She will share valuable insights in leadership and stories from her distinguished career.

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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In this episode, Jack and Joe interview Jason Garner. Jason is formerly the CEO of Global Music at Live Nation and was once named one of the top 20 highest paid CEOs under age 40 by Fortune Magazine.

Despite tremendous success in the business world, the death of his mother caused Jason to reevaluate his priorities and give up his fast paced executive life in order to find balance. With his new career path, he focuses his body, mind and spirit by practicing yoga and mediating daily. He recently wrote about his journey in the book “And I Breathed: My Journey from a life of matter to a life that matters.”

During the podcast, Jason discusses:

  • Having the courage to re-invent yourself
  • Getting started on the things you are passionate about
  • Building confident and avoiding fear
  • Prioritizing what's important in life and balancing it with your career

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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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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In this episode, Jack and Joe interview leadership expert Sandy Ogg. Sandy will share his thoughts on leadership; including stories from his career and insights into how leaders can create value for their organizations.


They will discuss such topics as:
  • Interdependence – Should companies centralize or de-centralize their structure?
  • Initiatives – think big, start small
  • What are the handful of things that can make the big difference?
  • The scariest resource in any organization is energy level of CEO
Sandy is an Operating Partner with the Blackstone Group. His previous roles include Chief Human Resources Officer at Unilever as well as key roles with Motorolla, the US Coast Guard, and The Center for Leadership Studies.

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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Innovation sets organizations apart from their competitors. But how do you cultivate innovation in leaders
and teams?

To find out, we conducted our own study. We began by collaborating with a highly respected organization in the telecommunications industry whose leaders scored well above average on most managerial competencies. We interviewed each one, together with their boss, and a number of their direct reports and peers. We then combined the results of these group interviews with 360-degree feedback we had about these individuals. The results were fascinating and gave us a list of behaviors that set this group apart as innovation leaders.

Please join Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman for a glimpse into what drives innovative behavior. The results of our research will be presented identifying the 10 distinctive behaviors that emerge for the most innovative leaders.

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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