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Zenger Folkman

Zenger Folkman

“A simple, concrete, scientifically validated
model for achieving consistently superior
business results through leadership.”

Eric Severson, SVP Talent, Gap Inc.



Extraordinary leaders get more from their employees. In turn, when employees work harder, organizations achieve positive business results.



Quite simply, the better the leader, the more engaged the staff. Learn to tap the potential of your organization by increasing employee engagement.



We’ve studied thousands of leaders to discover what separates the good leaders from the great ones, which helps organizations achieve better results from their employees, and in turn, higher levels of profitability.


Developing leaders who inspire, perform, and motivate, the science-based and award-winning family of Zenger Folkman programs help you achieve measurably better business results. Here are just a few of our most popular programs.

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The Extraordinary Leader™

With a strength-based approach to leadership development, The Extraordinary Leader Workshop uses unique 360-degree feedback & classroom learning to increase leader's effectiveness in driving positive business results.


  • Understand the significant on-the-job performance differences between “good” and “extraordinary” leaders
  • Learn about the 16 leadership competencies that differentiate extraordinary leaders
  • Discover why enhancing existing leadership strengths is the most successful way to become an extraordinary leader
  • Prepare to receive an individual 360 leadership feedback report, understand the report structure, interpret the data, and discuss how it can best be used in a positive way
  • Use Zenger Folkman’s unique leadership cross-training approach to construct a customized Individual Development Plan

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Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™

Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths is a one-day workshop that focuses on connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with employees' strengths, energy, and passion.


  •  Connect the needs of the organization with what participants are good at and what energizes them
  • Focus on developing strengths as the best and fastest way to increase leadership effectiveness
  • Create a development plan focused on becoming highly proficient at one of the Leadership Levers
  • Use Zenger Folkman’s proven cross-training approach to dramatically increase leadership capabilities

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The Extraordinary Coach™

The Extraordinary Coach Workshop teaches the coaching skills necessary for leaders to significantly increase their personal leadership impact and the productivity and effectiveness of those they coach.


  • Design a Coaching Development Plan
  • Use the FUEL framework to engage in effective and efficient coaching conversations
  • Improve the performance, engagement, and capabilities of others
  • Analyze your results from The Extraordinary Coach Attributes and Perspectives Assessment
  • Practice and receive feedback around how to hold a coaching conversation

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Elevating Feedback™

Elevating Feedback is a half-day skill-building workshop that gives employees at all levels of the organization the skills to provide effective feedback.


  • Identify the personal and business benefits of providing effective feedback
  • Understand why providing feedback is so hard
  • Reflect on how preference and behavior impact the ability to give and receive feedback
  • Use best practices for providing meaningful reinforcing feedback
  • Use the FUEL model as a framework for providing redirecting feedback
  • Create a personal feedback action plan

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The Inspiring Leader™

Through assessment and skill development, The Inspiring Leader Workshop helps leaders cultivate the most important leadership competency, "the ability to inspire and motivate others."


  • Understand how inspiring leaders positively impact business outcomes
  • Learn and applying the 10 competencies that define inspiring leaders
  • Discover the six approaches to inspiring others
  • Identify and practice proven inspirational strategies for communicating powerfully
  • Build an individualized action plan that facilitates goal-setting and follow-through

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Leadership Levers
October 13, 2016
New Haven, CT | Yale University
Be one of the first to experience Zenger Folkman's newest workshop, Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths! Touted as the best development program to emerge in years, Leadership Levers is a one-day workshop that focuses on connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with employees' strengths, energy, and passion, within the six leadership levers framework.

We host dozens of events around the country and the world every year. Here are just a few of our upcoming workshops.

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In-Person Workshops
New Haven, CT
October 13, 2016
Leadership Levers Workshop: New Haven, CT
Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths
Cincinnati, OH
November 10-11, 2016
Leadership Levers Workshop and Certification: Cincinnati, OH
Breakfast Speech by Dr. Jack Zenger
Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths
Leadership Levers Facilitator Certification
Alexandria, VA
December 06-08, 2016
Coaching and Certification Workshops: Alexandria, VA
Breakfast Speech by Dr. Jack Zenger
The Extraordinary Coach
Elevating Feedback
The Extraordinary Coach Facilitator Certification
Live Online Workshops
December 06-08, 2016
Live Online: The Extraordinary Leader
The Extraordinary Leader™ Live Online Workshop Delivered online by a live facilitator in two 3-hour sessions
Virtual Product Overviews

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September 28, 2016
Webinar: Accelerating Leadership Development – Why We Should Do This Now!
2:00-2:45pm ET