How to Be Exceptional July 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Leadership.
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How to Be Exceptional
Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths
Authors: John Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., Barbara Steel
©2012 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 30.00
From the team that created the bestseller, The Extraordinary Leader, a groundbreaking framework to take leadership strengths development to the next level
Choose Your Strengths, takes a revolutionary approach to leadership training and development. In this book, readers get a practical, actionable system that lets them identify and build the strengths they need to be successful at their jobs. This approach, backed by findings from Zenger | Folkman’s latest research, allows leaders to focus on what matters, rather than on building skills-sets that are irrelevant to their responsibilities.
Studies recently conducted by Zenger | Folkman proved that for every leadership competency developed, there are several significant related behaviors that enhance leadership effectiveness. Choose Your Strengths breaks down what readers need to know about the impact of leadership on business outcomes — and gives a fresh, new direction and concrete techniques leaders can follow to grow the full spectrum of strengths they need to boost the success of their organizations.
About the Author
John H. (Jack) Zenger (Orem, UT) is the cofounder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting, leadership development programs, and that utilizes evidence-driven, strengths-based methods to improve organizations and the people within them. Considered a world expert in the field of leadership development, Jack is also a highly respected and sought after speaker, consultant, and executive coach.
Jack has been inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame and this year is receiving ASTD’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His colleagues in the training industry awarded him the “Thought Leadership Award” in 2007. Jack has authored or coauthored 50 articles on leadership, productivity, e-learning, training, and measurement. He is the coauthor of several books on leadership, including Results-Based Leadership (Harvard Business School Press, 1999), voted by SHRM as the Best Business Book in the year 2000, the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and Handbook for Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2004).
Joe Folkman (Orem, UT) is cofounder and president of Zenger Folkman. He is a respected authority on assessment and change, and an acclaimed keynote speaker at conferences and seminars the world over. His topics focus on a variety of subjects related to leadership, feedback, and individual and organizational change. As one of the nation’s renowned psychometricians, his extensive expertise focuses on survey research and change management. He has over 30 years of experience consulting with some of the world’s most prestigious and successful organizations. His unique measurement tools are designed utilizing a database comprised of over a half million assessments on almost 50,000 leaders. Because these tools specifically address critical business results, facilitating development and change is the main focus of measure-ment efforts.
Joe’s research has been published in several publications including the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, Training and Development magazine, and Executive Excellence. A distinguished expert in the field of survey design and data analysis, Joe consults with organizations large and small, public and private. He has had engagements with clients such as AT&T, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, CIBC, General Mills, Hunt Consolidated, Koch Industries, Marathon Oil, Nortel, Fidelity, First American, Reed-Elsevier, Safeway, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Navy, UCSD, Wells Fargo, and Weyerhaeuser. The diversity of industries and business models has provided him with a powerful learning opportunity and an exceptional research base.