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

A great deal of attention has been given to helping managers acquire better coaching skills. Organizations have earnestly sought to create a feedback-rich, coaching culture. However, are we forgetting or ignoring an important element of success in this endeavor?

The success of coaching hinges on the behavior of two people—not just one. Our research clearly shows that leaders who are resistant to, or uncomfortable with being coached are less likely to succeed. The quality of being coachable seems extremely important early in one’s career. This webinar will answer the questions:

  • What can and should be done for those who are the recipients of coaching?
  • What behaviors can be easily identified and practiced by virtually every leader to enhance their coachability?

Join Jack and Joe and special guest Kevin Wilde, Executive Leadership Fellow, Carlson School of Management, as they reveal the exciting findings of this recent study!

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In today’s special bonus episode, we will present Kevin Wilde’s address, “Temptations of a High Potential,” recorded live from our 2015 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July. 

Kevin Wilde is the former Vice President of Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer at General Mills. He was responsible for world-wide people and organization growth, including talent management, executive development, and the leadership institute. Since he joined the company in 1998, the General Mills has been consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s top ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, as well as similar recognition by Chief Executive and Leadership Excellence magazines. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine named Kevin CLO of the year. 
Kevin is passionate about leadership and talent development. “It has been my great fortune to pursue both throughout my professional career with General Mills and previously at General Electric. The experience of working side-by-side with some of the best leaders in the world while serving in roles in executive development and worldwide talent management is priceless.” 
Kevin is also highly involved in academic life, and serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. There he helps design and teach leadership development and talent management in the Executive MBA, MBA and Executive Education departments. 
He is a columnist for Talent Management magazine and serves on the editorial board for a number of professional journals. His work has been published in over a dozen books, including Coaching for Leadership and The Pfieffer Annual on Leadership Development. He has been quoted about talent and leadership development by Fortune magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, and Time magazine. 
Before joining General Mills, he spent 17 years at General Electric in a variety of human resources positions in the healthcare and capital divisions, as well as corporate assignments at GE’s renowned Crotonville management development center. While at GE he also held positions in manufacturing, marketing, and six sigma quality. 
 Enter our Monthly Book Drawing for Zenger Folkman podcast listeners. This month, we are giving away a free copy of Kevin's book, "Dancing with the Talent Stars."
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In this episode, Kevin Wilde, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and the Chief Learning Officer at General Mills, joins Joe Folkman in this installment of the Zenger Folkman Leadership Podcast series to talk about developing high potentials. 

Under Kevin’s leadership, Fortune, Chief Executive, and Leadership Excellence magazines have all recognized General Mills as one of the best companies in the world for its leadership development. A prolific author, Kevin is also an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Kevin recently published an article on high potential talent in Talent Quarterly.

Download a free copy of the eBook for this episode: "Cupcakes and High Potentials - The Recipe for Developing New 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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In this episode, Jack and Joe discuss how ordinary people can take leadership to another by developing boldness. They are joined by leadership expert Kevin Wilde. Kevin is the VP of Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer at General Mills, an Award-Winning Development Leader, and Columnist for Talent Management Magazine. 

Most organizations find themselves either in competitive battles or with mandates to reduce costs and increase productivity. Those mild mannered, steady eddy, timid leaders of the past need to step-up and become BOLD. 
We discovered that bold leaders exist in every company and every culture, but some cultures generate more bold leaders than others. Interestingly, there is a higher percentage of females that are bold leaders than males. 
We have found that the most effective bold leaders combine their bold approach with other skills such as good judgement and relationship building. Alternatively, leaders who are bold with poor judgement possess a very dangerous combination. 
Learn how leaders in your organization can:

  • Challenge standard approaches
  • Create an atmosphere of continual improvement
  • Do everything possible to achieve goals
  • Get others to go beyond what they originally thought possible
  • Are energized to take on challenging goals
  • Quickly recognize situations where change is needed
  • Have courage to make needed changes

Read Joe Folkman's Forbes article on Bold Leadership



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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