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What Leaders Can Do To Deliver Superior Results and Build Positive Relationships

What do leaders who are highly-skilled at delivering results and building positive relationships do that is different? To find the answer, Zenger Folkman analyzed their expansive database and discovered six "behavioral bridges" that differentiated these leaders. A behavioral bridge is a capability that enables leaders to achieve both results and positive relationships. Find out why Joe says, "You can have it all -- you can increase your ability to deliver outstanding results and also improve your relationships with team members. The key is utilizing the Six Behavioral Bridges."

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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 Unlikable Leader: 7 Ways To Improve Employee/Boss Relationships

There is a secret to becoming a more likable leader. It doesn’t have to do with how tall and charming you are, or how often you give employees a raise. In fact, we have evidence that the majority of the behaviors displayed by the most likable leaders have to do with the way they interact […]

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How Coachable Are Your Leaders?

Are leaders who are resistant to, or uncomfortable with being coached less likely to succeed? Our research clearly answers that question with a resounding “Yes.” This quality of being coachable seems extremely important early in one’s career.

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Creating Leadership Energy is an Inside Job

You can’t impassion others about their work unless and until you’re impassioned about yours. Creating leadership energy is an inside job. The spark that ignites the leadership energy you bring to your team or organization comes from within you. But you can’t give energy if you don’t have it.

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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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LeaderSHIFT: Transforming Good Managers into Great Leaders

Over-managed and under-led? Employee engagement, customer satisfaction, safety, and quality, are slipping in many organizations being challenged to do more with less. This is often because organizations are over-managed and under-led. Research shows that high performing teams and organizations balance the “hard” discipline of systems, processes, and technology management on a “soft” base of effective […]

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Redefining Performance Management

How Celgene and General Motors are Approaching the Challenge Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman talk with Crystal Zuckerman from Celegene and Maria Brennan from General Motors about their work in changing performance management practices. Jack and Joe will also report on their research and analysis of what boosts performance management. Some of what they’ll cover […]

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Executive Team Building and Culture Development

Learn vital executive team and culture development strategies Drawing from decades of work with hundreds of executive teams, Jim Clemmer delivers an energizing and information-packed webinar on the critical and intertwined need for leadership/culture development and executive team building. This fast-paced 60-minute session will focus on proven frameworks and best practices that empower executive teams […]

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The Tango of Speed and Quality – The Key to Achieving Both

Many leaders believe it’s a trade-off; you can do it fast or you can do it right, but you can’t have both. Drawing from assessments of 75,000 global leaders Zenger Folkman proves that while many believe it can’t be done, the best leaders are already doing it.

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