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Zenger Folkman

Zenger Folkman

Leadership Development Partner with General Mills Leadership Development Partner with Wells Fargo Leadership Development Partner with Lexis Nexis Leadership Development Partner with Gap Leadership Development Partner with Viacom Leadership Development Partner with DirecTV Leadership Development Partner with KPMG Leadership Development Partner with AT&T Leadership Development Partner with Comcast

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


Eric Severson, SVP Talent, Gap Inc.

Effective Leadership Increases Productivity


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

Effective Leadership Increases Employee Commitment


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

Effective Leadership Positively Impacts Profitability


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™

Using our best-in-class 360-degree feedback and a proven development process, leaders gain insight to increase their effectiveness in driving positive business outcomes.


  • Understand the on-the-job performance differences between “good” and “extraordinary” leaders
  • Learn the leadership competencies that differentiate extraordinary leaders
  • Discover why building existing strengths is the best way to become an extraordinary leader
  • Receive individual 360-degree results and interpret the data for maximum benefit
  • Use our unique leadership cross-training approach to construct a personal development plan

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Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™

Participants focus on connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with their strengths, energy, and passion.


  • Connect the leaders’ skills and interests to the needs of the organization
  • Focus on strengths development as the best and fastest way to increase leadership effectiveness
  • Create a personal development plan focused on becoming highly proficient at one of the Leadership Levers
  • Use our proven cross-training approach to dramatically increase leadership capabilities

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The Extraordinary Coach™

By learning a conversational framework as well as practicing listening and questioning skills, leaders learn how to significantly increase their personal impact as well as the productivity and effectiveness of those they lead.


  • Learn a simple, highly flexible and effective coaching conversation framework
  • Use the framework to practice real-life coaching conversations
  • Discover personal coaching attributes and perspectives
  • Create a personal development plan designed to increase coaching effectiveness

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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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Live Online Workshops
Award-winning content
available anytime, anywhere.
Our Live Online Workshops are conveniently delivered by a live facilitator in two 3-hour sessions and provide the same award-winning content and learning objectives as the in-person workshops.

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
June 19, 2019
The Extraordinary Leader Workshop
June 20, 2019
The Extraordinary Coach Workshop
June 25, 2019
Mass Producing Extraordinary Leaders
July 16-19, 2019
The Extraordinary Leader and Certification Workshops
November 04-09, 2019
2019 Leadership Summit — CONNECT
May 29, 2019
Trifecta of Trust
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