How to Be ExceptionalSoundview Executive Book Summaries has released a summary of Zenger Folkman’s new book, How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths. The summary covers:

• How to pinpoint your best leadership traits and choose the right development target for yourself.
• How to use feedback and action learning on the job to elevate your strengths.
• How to apply Zenger Folkman’s revolutionary cross-training method to escalate your leadership competencies into the top 90th percentile.
• How to ensure that your fully developed strengths are sustainable by building follow-through into your development plan.

To learn more and order the summary in digital, print, or CD format go to

This is a groundbreaking book bringing together all the latest research and how-to methodology on revolutionary Strengths-Based Leadership Development. Click on How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths for my review of this outstanding book.

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on … How to Be Exceptional provides a few excerpts. You can also access a free e-book drawn from the first chapter of How to Be Exceptional featuring video clips of Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman.

When the new book was introduced last fall I did a Strengths-Based Leadership Development webcast with Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman that’s now in our archive.

The Globe & Mail ranked How to Be Exceptional in their top ten business books of 2012. You can read Harvey Schachter’s review at “Counterintuitive tips on how to be exceptional.” Read HR executive and consultant, Dave Crisp’s, review at “Some books deserve a long life: The next Good to Great?”