Zenger Folkman: Pioneers in Leadership Development

At Zenger Folkman, we combine hard data with actionable applications, dedicated to helping individual leaders thrive and organizations succeed. Our expertise in leadership development is not just about occasional training; it’s a commitment to the discipline of leadership.

We empower leaders to utilize their strengths and embrace a lifestyle of continuous learning and growth. Our approach is data-driven, ensuring that every strategy is tailored to the unique needs of each leader and organization we work with.

Every employee deserves an extraordinary leader – and at Zenger Folkman, we make this belief a reality. Through our leadership development programs, we create environments where leaders and organizations can excel, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

What's New at Zenger Folkman

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Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

Why Extraordinary Matters

At the heart of extraordinary leadership performance, consistently outshining poor or even good leaders, is the principle of Leadership Development. Through our focus on building better leaders with Leadership Development strategies, our customers have experienced remarkable outcomes:

50% Less Employee Turnover: A testament to the effective leadership skills honed through our Leadership Development programs.
70% Increase in Employee Engagement: Reflecting the positive impact of well-developed leadership on team motivation and morale.
40% Increase in Customer Satisfaction: A direct result of the improved service and management excellence driven by our Leadership Development efforts.


We work with clients who don't hide from the future of leadership but want to define it.

Client Stories


Thriving leadership cultures begin with great data that can accelerate progress.

Explore 360s


We are wise beyond our business years. Our decade's worth of research is what will deliver the difference.

Our Story

Bringing Science to the Art of Leadership


Every year Zenger Folkman development experiences reach thousands across the globe.

Leadership Solutions

Global Partners

Zenger Folkman's customized solutions are offered in various languages throughout the globe.

Partner Network

Data Points

Insights from Zenger Folkman's database are featured monthly in the most prestigious publications.

Insights Library

  • “The Extraordinary Leader research caused us to rethink our performance management philosophy. The results have been remarkable. The biggest change has been in people's energy for the performance management process. ”
    VP of Human Resources
  • “Over the past 13 years, we have seen a significant improvement in the overall team effectiveness of the leaders engaged in these incredible leadership development programs. Zenger Folkman has been instrumental in guiding us with evidence and research-based programming that has clearly made a difference.”
    Senior Organizational Development Consultant
  • “If you really want to know how to propel yourself over the top and gain skills you will use your whole life long then I recommend you take the ‘Extraordinary Leader’ challenge. I’ve worked for two training companies this past decade, so I’m speaking from experience when I say the ‘Extraordinary Leader’ is truly cutting edge leadership development.”
    Vice President Sales & Marketing

    The Zenger Folkman Way

    Zenger Folkman strengths-based technology helps leaders develop profound strengths in key areas because the research is clear; great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather they possess a handful of profound strengths.

    Unlock Your Organization's Potential with Leadership Development

    Discover how Zenger Folkman’s expertise in leadership development can elevate your company’s performance.