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

September 7, 2016  

In today’s special bonus episode, we will present Dr. Todd Zenger’s address, “The Challenge of Strategic Leadership,” recorded live from our 2016 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July.

Todd Zenger is the newly appointed N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership and Presidential Professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. From 1990-2014, he served on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School, where he served as chair of the strategy group and academic director of the executive MBA program. 

Professor Zenger completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Stanford University and his PhD in strategy and organization at UCLA.Professor Zenger is a global expert on topics of corporate strategy, strategic leadership, and organization design. He has lectured widely on these topics to academic audiences at most of the world’s leading business schools, and has published extensively in most of the leading academic journals in management and strategy. Professor Zenger is also active in consulting and executive teaching around the topics of strategy and strategic leadership. He writes and blogs for the Harvard Business Review on topics of strategy and has a forthcoming book with Harvard Business Review Press entitled, Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value (June 2016).

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Strategic vision is one of the most crucial competencies for effective leaders to possess. Interestingly, it is one of the most often quoted weaknesses. 

Some of the most common comments we hear about a person’s area of weakness are, “This person is not strategic. This person is not perceived as looking at the longer term, the broader view of the organization’s vision and mission. They are stuck in the same way of getting things done. They are not skillful in helping others to understand the vision so that it can be translated into challenging and meaningful goals. They are not able to connect the big picture to tactics and short-term goals.” This is a problem. 

Please join us for this presentation where Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman will answer the questions:
  • How many leaders with strategic vision does an organization need?
  • How do you go about developing that vision?
  • What does strategic vision do for the firm and the individual?
  • What does an individual need in order to truly execute well for their organization?
  • What is required to coach leaders on strategic direction and vision?

Download the slides for "How to Develop Strategic Vision"

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