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The Impact of Women Leaders

It is clear: companies need the diversity and benefits women leaders provide.

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Webinar: 6 Key Ingredients for Inspirational Leadership – Discover Your Personal Recipe!

What does it take to be an inspiring leader? Positive and perky? Pep talks? High fives? I was invited by a hall of fame NFL quarterback to give a leadership presentation to his senior management team in their offices. He was building a very successful national company on a high growth trajectory. As we toured […]

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5 Factors in Effective Competency Models

How effective is your competency model?  Competency models can provide a central framework for defining the skills and behaviors essential to an organization’s success. A well-built competency model provides a strong support structure for leadership development, talent, and performance management. A robust competency model outlines the behaviors needed to create the organization’s desired culture.

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Webinar: 5 Factors in Effective Competency Models

Competency models can provide a central framework for defining the skills and behaviors essential to an organization’s success. A well-built competency model provides a strong support structure for leadership development, talent, and performance management. A robust competency model outlines the behaviors needed to create the organization’s desired culture. But how effective is your competency model? […]

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5 Questions to Cut Through the Coaching Clutter

In the past four years the number of books on coaching available at Amazon has grown by 50% — from just under 30,000 to over 45,000. This reflects the growing understanding that effective coaching has a huge impact on individual, team, and organization performance. But this also shows there’s an overwhelming assortment of coaching theories, […]

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How to Strengthen the Weak Link in Leadership Development

“Corporate leadership development programs aren’t working. Less than a quarter of executives at the organizations that have them think they’re effective.” These conclusions are from a report published in the November-December issue of Harvard Business Review. The authors trace the main source of these dismal results to using unproven and ineffective leadership development approaches. The […]

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Asking for Feedback Giving You Nightmares? Tricks and Treats to Make Feedback Less Spooky

We know that feedback is essential to our learning and effectiveness. Zenger Folkman has been studying the benefits, barriers, and approaches to giving and receiving feedback for years. So why is asking for feedback so hard?

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Webinar: Tricks and Treats to Make Feedback Less Spooky

Aesop, the ancient Greek story teller, tells of an old legend that we were all born into this world with two bags hanging around our necks. A bag in front is filled with what we see in others.  The other bag behind our back is filled with what others see in us. That’s why it’s […]

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The Urgency of Developing More Women Leaders! How to Leverage Their Unique Strengths

Despite such a pressing need for leadership development, many organizations are significantly overlooking or under developing women. Zenger Folkman has been tracking differences in leadership effectiveness for nearly two decades, and data consistently shows that women leaders are rated significantly more effective than men. And the increased effectiveness of women leaders rises as they move from middle to top management roles.

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The Absolutely Vital Practice of Managers Giving Positive Feedback

Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman recently studied thousands of leaders on the impact of positive and corrective feedback.

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11 Components of a “Best-of-Class” 360 Assessment

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Leadership Behaviors – Interview with Jim Clemmer

Realizing Leadership: Feature article with Jim Clemmer originally appeared in Realizing Leadership

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Archived Webinar Now Available: “Ground Breaking New Approaches to Leadership and Coaching Development”

Would you like to: Increase employee engagement by up to 8 times? Double/triple leader’s motivation to implement a personal development plan? Build coaching and leadership skills around natural strengths? Make performance appraisals an inspiring event people look forward to? Double rates of improvement from 360 feedback? Sounds farfetched, I know. It might even sound like […]

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Groundbreaking New Approaches to Leadership and Coaching Development

In this learning-rich and fast-paced 60 minute webcast Jim Clemmer outlines how leaders and coaches can go from good to great and deliver truly extraordinary results. Covering these topics in a short, condensed webinar is like skipping across ice bergs with so much more below the surface. Here’s where you can dive deeper below the […]

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Review of “Strengths-Based Coaching in Organizations” by Doug MacKie

Positive Psychology’s focus on identifying and developing strengths aligns strongly with executive development and leadership coaching. Once leaders understand the logic and power of strengths-based approaches the reaction is often “but of course.” However, taking for granted what’s right is hard and looking for what’s wrong is wired deep in our primordial brain. Organizational psychologist […]

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Good Question: Following Up our Essential Elements Webinar

Last month I delivered a 45 minute webinar on Essential Elements of Leadership, Coaching, and Culture Development (click the link to review the archived session). This was followed by 15 minutes of audience Q & A. Here a few more good questions I wasn’t able to get to in our brief time together: Q: Is […]

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Focus on Strengths: What Extraordinary Leaders Do Differently

Given the pressing need for highly effective leaders in today’s recovering economy, organizations are wise to seek the most direct way to develop strong leaders. During this webinar Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman will discuss their research which proves that having strengths is what differentiates great leaders from their less effective counterparts. They’ll also offer […]

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Focusing on Strengths Webinar: What Extraordinary Leaders Do Differently

Peter Drucker first advised building strengths in the 1960s and it became a constant theme throughout his work. In 1990 psychology researcher and professor, Martin Seligman, published his book, Learned Optimism, and launched the positive psychology movement. In 2001, Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton, their book, Now, Discover Your Strengths. I read, reread, and cited […]

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Accelerating Leadership Development

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Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths

Building Critical Strengths In this learning-rich and fast-paced 60 minute webinar Jim Clemmer will outline how to obtain higher engagement, discretionary effort, and the business outcomes that matter most by connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with employees’ strengths, energy, and passion. You will learn: The six leadership behaviors that distinguish extraordinary leaders […]

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