Grounded in Research. Built on Strengths.

Zenger Folkman’s approach makes more of simple development plans, transforming them into a new, strengths-focused lifestyle that brings science to the art of leadership.



This is not just another 360. Globally validated, high benchmark comparisons, and a strengths focus are just a few of the key differentiators of The Extraordinary Leader 360-Degree Assessment. Your leaders receive valuable, reliable feedback from others to provide the necessary foundation for their development.


Leaders integrate a highly individualized development goal selection process that focuses on where their personal competence and passions intersect with the needs of the organization, helping them concentrate their development efforts on the behaviors that will have the greatest impact.

With Sustainment

Your leaders will benefit from a proven strengths-based development process and receive expert support to create an individualized development plan that is relevant and meaningful for them and their role within your organization. Individualized sustainment is supported by our Pulse Check Survey which allows participants to assess their progress on their specific development goals.

Great Leadership Starts Here

Zenger Folkman was founded on the prevailing research that extraordinary leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather the presence of clear strengths.

Join the 100,000+ leaders and organizations who’ve left traditional programs and are choosing to live a lifestyle that brings science to the art of leadership.

Develop Thriving Leaders

360° Assessment

Our best-in-class instrument offers empirically derived competencies and statistically validated questions. Individual results are compared to the 75th and 90th percentile scores of all global leaders. Such comparisons are highly relevant to both your organization and its leaders; research shows that extraordinary organizational results are the product of leaders who operate in the 90th percentile of competency effectiveness.

World-Class Guidance

Our global cadre of accomplished coaches, facilitators, and implementation specialists are at your fingertips. We offer the flexibility, knowledge and experience to support your unique requirements. We can also certify members of your team to confidently present the program inside your organization.

Personal Development Plan

Organizational Insights

Your questions fuel our research. One of the unique benefits of The Extraordinary Leader 360-Degree Assessment is the insight you can receive about your leadership talent pool. Need to know how well your leaders are managing change? Or if your leaders are supporting a feedback culture? Such findings can help transform your organization.

Speak with one of our experts to explore the best solutions for your organization.

Formats Available

The Extraordinary Leader program is available in the following standard formats:

– 1-day, In-person Development Experience
– Two 90-minute One-on-One Coaching Sessions
– Two 3-hour Live Online Sessions

It would be our pleasure to work with you to create the format that will best suit your organization’s unique requirements.

Certifications Offered

The Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment Certification
Offered live online or in-person, this certification provides experienced coaches with the process, tools, and framework to leverage The Extraordinary Leader 360-degree Assessment and Development Guide with those they coach.

The Extraordinary Leader Facilitator Certification
An intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver standard or customized versions of The Extraordinary Leader workshop in their organizations. (Live online or in-person options available.)

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Leadership Under the Microscope

by Jack Zenger, Kurt Sandholtz, and Joe Folkman

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Infographic: Don’t Fear the 360

Don't Fear the 360