The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

by John Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Scott Edinger, John H. Zenger, Scott K. Edinger
     
 

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In their bestselling 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 book’s publication, they and coauthor Scott
Edinger discovered, through an extensive study conducted over four years, that

Overview

In their bestselling 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 book’s publication, they and coauthor Scott
Edinger discovered, through an extensive study conducted over four years, that leaders who possessed the ability to inspire and motivate outperformed all others.

The authors found that the impact of inspiring and motivating others is consistent across different kinds of organizations and within different cultures. The Inspiring Leader reveals the authors’ newest proprietary research on how top leaders inspire teams to greatness.
It discusses the 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 shows how to:

  • Establish a clear vision and direction
  • Use the power of emotions
  • Create stretch goals for your team
  • Foster innovation and risk taking
  • Encourage teamwork and collaboration
  • Champion change, and much more

Zenger, Folkman, and Edinger lay out the strategies and concepts used by the world’s greatest leaders to motivate their teams. With
The Inspiring Leader as your guide, you will learn how to put those strategies to work in your own business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071621243
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
466,374
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.98(d)

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Meet the Author

John H. Zenger, D.B.A., is the
CEO of Zenger Folkman, a firm that brings empirical research, innovative development methods,
and software tools to leadership development. He is a member of the HRD
Hall of Fame and has authored or coauthored eight books and 50 articles on leadership,
productivity, and teams.

Joseph R. Folkman, Ph.D., is president of Zenger Folkman. He is an authoritative voice on the subject of developing and using employee surveys to create organizational change and 360-degree feedback assessment for individual development. He is a frequent keynote speaker and conference presenter on a variety of topics regarding leadership,
feedback, and organizational change.

Scott K. Edinger is executive vice president of Zenger Folkman,
where he consults with Fortune
500 companies to initiate and implement large-scale performance improvement and leadership initiatives. He is an expert in helping organizations achieve measurable business results.

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