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The Performance Evaluation Meeting

Focusing on Strengths and Not Weaknesses Tricia is preparing for a performance review meeting with Tom. She’s very happy with his work and sees lots of potential for him to grow further in his role and move up to higher leadership roles. Tom is a strong communicator, good at building relationships, and inspires his direct […]

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Double Your Resolution Success by Building Strengths

A University of Scranton study on New Year’s resolutions reports that 2/3 of Americans make one. 47% of these are “self-improvement or education related.” The study found that only 8% are successful in achieving their resolution! Many New Year’s resolutions are aimed at correcting our deficiencies or shortcomings. So is it any wonder that 92% […]

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Leveraging the Power of the Halo Effect

As I wrote in “Perceptions Are a Leader’s Reality” a leader’s impact on others is dramatically increased by the presence of a few towering strengths or sharply reduced by one or two glaring weaknesses. This halo or horns effect was first documented with empirical research by Edward Thorndike, an early 20th century pioneering American psychologist. […]

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Facing a Talent Gap

Keys to Engagement, Leadership Development, Succession/Career Planning, and Coaching Effectiveness In this learning-rich and fast-paced 60 minute webcast Jim Clemmer outlines how to strengthen engagement, leadership development, succession planning, career planning, and coaching effectiveness in your organization. Our organizations desperately want and need much stronger leadership at all levels. But a torrent of studies show […]

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Investing in Leadership Development: Are We Waiting Too Long to Start?

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Poor Leaders Can Change Their Spots

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Multinational Mobile Telecommunications Company

The Extraordinary Leader process and the resulting action plans got our leaders engaged -- and those leaders still report the process as the highlight of their careers.

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Making Performance Appraisals an Inspiring Event

Based on our experience, the majority of people view the performance appraisal process as a negative experience. Even those with the best performance ratings generally find the process to be a waste of time. Most people assign the process to the category of a "necessary evil."

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Developing Strengths or Weaknesses

One of the basic questions facing everyone creating a personal development plan is the fundamental question of whether to focus attention on correcting faults and failings or whether to focus on building strengths.

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Leadership Under the Microscope

Certainly, leadership is a complex topic. The study of leadership begs for a more scientific approach.

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Manifesto for a Leadership Development Revolution

To paraphrase a popular love song, we’ve been looking for leadership development in all the wrong places. We need a better way.

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Can Strengths be Taken Too Far?

A commonly held belief is that strengths taken too far cease to be strengths and become liabilities or weaknesses.

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An Overview of Key Insights from The Extraordinary Leader

Excerpt from The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

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Zenger Folkman’s Extraordinary Strengths-Based Leadership Development System

In a recent large scale global survey of CEOs and senior executives 76 percent cited leadership development as important yet only 7 percent thought their organization was doing it effectively! No wonder we’ve got a leadership crisis! There’s a blizzard of theories, opinions, arcane thesis papers, inspirational quotations, training programs, books, frameworks, and approaches to […]

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Positively Correcting Negative Behavior

Keys steps to effective feedback that’s more likely to result in lasting change.

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The Performance Evaluation Meeting – Focusing on Strengths and Not Weaknesses

Focusing on strengths, not weaknesses to make the most of performance evaluations.

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Towering Strengths Overshadow Weaknesses

All exceptional leaders aren't perfect, but their towering strengths overcome their weaknesses.

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The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

This breakthrough book (completely revised and updated in 2009) identifies the 16 competencies necessary for effective leadership. The authors have analyzed the responses of tens of thousands of peers, subordinates and more as they describe, “What makes a great leader?”

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How To Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths

How To Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths

From the leadership gurus of Zenger Folkman, How to Be Exceptional provides a revolutionary approach to leadership development. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses and how to overcome them, it focuses on your strengths — and how to build them.

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Two Key Concepts from Last Month’s Webinar

Last month we had over 500 sites from 30 countries registered for my 60 minute webinar on Building Leadership Skills and Coaching Culture. The webinar was divided into two sections. The first half outlined Five Keys to Building Extraordinary Leaders. The second part was on Six Keys to Building a Coaching Culture with Exceptional Leaders. […]

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