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Building Leadership Skills and a Coaching Culture

Jim Clemmer’s webinar on how developing leaders and creating a coaching culture can address: succession planning strengthening leadership bench strength cultivating teamwork recruiting top talent increasing retention and engagement improving customer service, safety and wellness higher sales and higher profits Extraordinary leaders and coaches don’t have to be rare – they can be developed by […]

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The Strengths-Based Leadership Revolution (CSTD presentation)

We need dramatically stronger leadership to address the massive challenges and changes engulfing us. But a torrent of studies show most leadership development approaches aren’t working. In a McKinsey & Company large scale global survey of CEOs and senior executives 76 percent cited leadership development as important. But our current approaches are falling woefully short. […]

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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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Focusing on Gaps 2-3x Less Effective

Focusing on strengths is 2-3x more effective than focusing on gaps, the traditional approach.

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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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The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow

The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow

What can a culture of coaching do for your organization? How about create a workplace filled with curious, creative and driven workers who have the ability to dramatically increase bottom-line profitability. In this interactive book, the authors offer practical, cutting-edge solutions to help your organization build and maintain a culture of coaching.

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The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

After writing the best-selling book, The Extraordinary Leader, the question was often asked, “Which leadership competency is the most important?” The answer? “Inspires and Motivates Others to High Performance.” Readers will learn how to inspire, motivate and unlock the key to workforce potential.

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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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Building Leadership Skills and a Coaching Culture

Don't just build individual leaders -- build a culture of exceptional leadership and coaching in your organization.

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Webinar on Building Leadership Skills and a Coaching Culture

Would you like to move beyond building individual leaders to building a culture of exceptional leadership and coaching in your organization? Are you concerned about succession planning, deepening leadership bench strength, cultivating teamwork, recruiting top talent, increasing retention and engagement, improving customer service, safety and wellness, and increasing sales and profits? These critical issues are […]

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You’re Invited to Join Our Rare Coaching Symposium

Coaching skills development has become a major concern for many organizations. And for good reason. Leaders with extraordinary coaching skills create 8 times higher employee engagement, 2.5 times higher job satisfaction, 3 times more willingness to “go the extra mile,” half as many employees thinking about quitting, and dramatically higher levels of customer service and […]

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Strengths-Based Development for Parenting and Education

An 11 Keys to Building Extraordinary Leaders and Coaches webinar participant e-mailed me with this observation and question: “It’s amazing that for so long our organization has been concentrating on improving employee weaknesses and seemed to forget about helping them achieve greatness by focusing on what they are good at. I assume I can use […]

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Bringing Science to the Art of Coaching

I just went to Amazon and searched for coaching books. I was presented with 29,935 books to peruse. I typed “coaching programs” into Google and got 687,000 hits. Coaching is so popular because — done effectively — it can turbocharge personal, team, and organization performance. But there’s a mind-numbing array of frameworks, processes, experts, methods, […]

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Letting Go of Our Weaknesses is Really Hard

Two readers recently posted comments voicing the common struggles many people have in letting go of weaknesses when developing leadership effectiveness. One reader responded to Zenger Folkman’s Harvard Business Review blog Three Myths About Your Strengths by naming a fourth myth as focusing on your strengths means you can ignore your weaknesses. He went on […]

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How to Raise Honesty and Integrity from Good to Great

Tom is a strong manager with a solid track record of energizing and pulling teams together to deliver results in difficult circumstances. He’s been rising steadily in his organization. Tom thrives on ever more challenging assignments and driving hard to continue growing his leadership effectiveness and career opportunities. A recent 360 assessment from Tom’s direct […]

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11 Keys to Building “Extraordinary Leaders and Coaches” Archived Webcast Now Available

We had over 400 sites join last week’s webinar on building extraordinary leaders and coaches. During this 60 minute webcast I outlined a high level and highly condensed overview of 5 keys to strengths-based leadership development and 6 steps to building a coaching culture with exceptional leaders. In this fast-paced webcast I rapidly covered: • Key […]

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Webinar on Developing Extraordinary Leaders and Coaches

We’re now planning our fall series of webinars, briefings, and public workshops. You can see what we’ve got planned in our Coming Events section. I pulled together, updated, and condensed our research, workshop materials, and key learning from The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach development systems into a 60 minute complimentary webinar. To provide […]

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3 Keys to Developing Extraordinary Leadership

I’ve delivered hundreds of leadership workshops over the past few decades. Until our partnership with Zenger Folkman, these sessions were based on “timeless leadership principles” that encouraged participants to build their improvement plans around the weaker areas to round out and expand their leadership skills. That meant focusing on weaknesses. Last week I delivered another […]

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