Using over 1.5 million assessments from leaders worldwide, renowned psychometrician Dr. Joseph Folkman and leadership legend Dr. Jack Zenger are here to settle the debates and let the data speak for itself. Each week they analyze different leadership traits, trends, and what it really takes to get to the 90th percentile. These short episodes feature compelling stories, research, and actions that leaders can take to improve.

Episode 81: To Get Results, Push and Pull Your Team

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: June, 2022


Over the past year, there has been a call for leaders to be less demanding and more empathetic toward individual employees.  They need to inspire and motivate them to work not demand results! However, our analysis of 360-degree assessments showed that the most effective leaders also know how to “push people, but are not very good at pulling them. In this episode, we are sharing the research behind the paradox of pushing and pulling your team to achieve exceptional performance

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To Get Results, The Best Leaders Both Push and Pull Their Teams– Article By Joe Folkman

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