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Inspiring Leadership

iStock_000014944109_ExtraSmallIt’s a mystery that has puzzled academics for years: Why do some leaders possess the “it” quality, while others do not?

What is this mysterious “it” quality? Are people just born with it, or can it be learned? At Zenger Folkman, our research has concluded that this “it” quality is straightforward: the ability to motivate and inspire others to high performance.

In short, inspiring leadership is the study of how to use emotion effectively to achieve great results.

Can A Leader Learn to Be Inspiring?

The ability to inspire leadership is a skill that can be learned and is not mutually exclusive to a select few. Rather, inspiring leadership comes through understanding and using a set of simple tools and infusing those tools with the proper emotion for any given situation. In short, inspiring leadership is the study of how to use emotion effectively to achieve great results.

The Single Most Important Competency

Our research shows that what employees want most from a leader is to be inspired and motivated to high performance. Sadly, these are the very attributes most leaders lack. Thankfully, Zenger Folkman has developed a research-based leadership development program that simply and succinctly teaches the principles for becoming a more inspiring leader. Better still, this leadership development plan can be implemented by any organization to drive truly extraordinary results.

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