Zenger Folkman Releases Latest Book: The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

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In their best-selling work, The Extraordinary Leader, performance thought leaders John Zenger and Joseph Folkman revealed the 16 key competencies that separate the top 10 percent of leaders from the rest. Since that first book's publication, they have discovered, through an extensive study conducted over four years, that leaders who possess the ability to motivate and inspire outperform all others.

Drs. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman, along with their colleague Scott Edinger, have taken the study of leadership to a new level

In their best-selling work The Extraordinary Leader, performance thought leaders John Zenger and Joseph Folkman revealed the 16 key competencies that separate the top 10 percent of leaders from the rest. Since that first book's publication, they have discovered, through an extensive study conducted over four years, that leaders who possess the ability to motivate and inspire outperform all others.

But how do the very best leaders master this skill? Is the ability to inspire even a "skill" that can be learned?

Absolutely, and John Zenger, Joseph Folkman and Scott Edinger have distilled these proven lessons in their latest book, The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate.

"Drs. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman, along with their colleague Scott Edinger, have taken the study of leadership to a new level," comments Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There. "The Inspiring Leader shares why inspiring leadership matters and what inspiring leadership means to staff members. More important, it goes on to describe how you can become a more inspiring leader."

The Inspiring Leader reveals the authors' newest proprietary research on how top leaders inspire teams to greatness. It discusses the seven behaviors exhibited by the most successful leaders and includes advice on how to implement them. Drawing from statistically significant data and objective empirical evidence, the book illustrates what makes a leader truly inspiring.

Zenger, Folkman and Edinger lay out the strategies and concepts used by the world's greatest leaders to motivate their teams. With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to put those strategies to work in your own business. You'll also find out how to develop effective strategies of your own.

About Zenger Folkman:
Since 2003, Zenger Folkman (http://www.ZengerFolkman.com) has been providing leadership and performance development that directly drives an organization's profitability. Founded on pioneering, empirical research using 360-degree assessments and other surveys, Zenger Folkman has built one of the world's largest collections of leadership research data. Based on that data, Zenger Folkman has crafted a set of practical and provable techniques that focus on building strengths in today's modern business environment. Using implementation tools, personalized coaching and more, its approach lifts the performance of leaders, coaches and individual contributors to deliver today's most sensible and flexible leadership training programs.

About the Authors:
John Zenger and Joseph Folkman are co-founders of Zenger Folkman, a leading training organization based in Utah that reaches more than 5,000 participants each year. The organization was named one of America's top 10 executive-education firms by The Wall Street Journal. Zenger is CEO of the company. Folkman serves as president. Scott Edinger is executive vice president. All three have extensive backgrounds in consulting and have launched numerous successful initiatives on behalf of some of the world's most prestigious companies. In addition, Zenger serves on the Board of Regents that oversees higher education in Utah and was inducted into the Academy of Human Resource Development Hall of Fame.

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