2014 Top Training CompaniesZenger Folkman has just been given the 2014 Top 20 Leadership Training Companies Award from TrainingIndustry.com.

Selection for this year’s Top 20 Leadership Training Companies was based on the following criteria:

  • Thought leadership and influence on the leadership training industry
  • Industry recognition and innovation
  • Breadth of programs and audiences served
  • Delivery methods offered
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Experience in serving the market

Click here to read more about the award and why Zenger Folkman was included in this small and select group. This award publicly recognizes what we’ve been seeing for the past 18 months of our strategic partnership with Zenger Folkman. We continue to be delighted to work with such a leading edge, research-based, and results-driven company.


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The February issue of Leadership Excellence Essentials is now available at http://www.hr.com/en/magazines/leadership_excellence_essentials. The cover feature is on the appointment of Mary Barra as CEO of GM. Moving from HR to CEO of a major company like GM is rare. The story focuses on how strategic thinking and culture development were key to this promotion. Some other articles in this issue focus on learning agility, agile organizations, why many change methodologies often fail, the art of mentoring, and building a culture of accountability.

My white paper, Leadership Competency Models: Why Many Are Failing and How to Make Them Flourish, has also been condensed in this issue. We continue to encounter many organizations having problems using this leadership development approach. Like many powerful tools, the success of using a leadership competency model depends on how it’s used.

For over three decades, Jim Clemmer’s keynote presentations, workshops, management team retreats, seven bestselling books, articles, and blog have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. The Clemmer Group is the Canadian strategic partner of Zenger Folkman, an award-winning firm best known for its unique evidence-driven, strengths-based system for developing extraordinary leaders and demonstrating the performance impact they have on organizations.