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    Author, Speaker, Thought Leader

    John H. “Jack” Zenger is the co-founder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting, leadership development programs and implementation software for organizational effectiveness initiatives.

    He is considered a world expert in the field of leadership development, and is a highly respected and sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach.

    Jack′s career has combined entrepreneurial, corporate and academic activities. In 1977 he co-founded Zenger-Miller and served as its President and CEO until 1991. The Wall St. Journal named it one of the 10 best suppliers of executive development. He later became the President of Provant, a publicly traded combination of 21 companies in the training industry.

    From 1966 to 1977 he was Vice President of Human Resources for Syntex Corporation, and from 1992 to 1996 was a Group Vice President of the Times Mirror Corporation.

    His academic experience includes serving on the faculty at USC and later teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    In 2011, he was honored with the American Society of Training and Development′s Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning and Performance Award, given to a sole recipient per year.Because of his contributions to the field of leadership development and training, Jack was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame. His colleagues in the training industry awarded him the “Thought Leadership Award” in 2007. He was honored as a distinguished citizen by the Stanford Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife Holly both received honorary doctoral degrees from Utah Valley University.

    He received a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, an MBA degree from UCLA and a bachelor′s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

    Jack served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University and currently is a Regent for the higher education system in the State of Utah.

    Jack has authored or co-authored 50 articles on leadership, productivity, learning, training and measurement.

    He is the co-author of four books on leadership, Results-Based Leadership, (Harvard Business School Press, 1999) voted by SHRM as the Best Business Book in the year 2000, the best selling The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2002) and Handbook for Leaders (McGraw-Hill 2004). In 2009, Jack released The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate (McGraw-Hill 2009) and The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill 2010) in May 2010.

    He is the author of two books on productivity improvement: Not just for CEO′s – Sure-Fire Success Secrets for the Leader in Each of Us (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1996); and Making 2 + 2 = 5: 22 Action Steps to Boost Productivity (Irwin, 1997).

    He is a co-author of three books on teams, including the best selling, Self-Directed Work Teams: The New American Challenge (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1990), Leading Teams (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1993) and Keeping Teams on Track (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1996).


Jack Zenger Speaker Videos Back to top

Jack Zenger: Dean's Convocation


Jack Zenger - Leadership Speech


Jack Zenger - Four Generations in the Workforce



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


    THE EXTRAORDINARY LEADER™
    The Extraordinary Leader Development Program
    Leadership Development that Drives Results

    Highly effective leaders make a profound difference in their organizations. The Extraordinary Leader program takes a strength based approach to leadership development, helping organizations develop leaders who produce and accelerate positive business outcomes.

    Our research has proven that the effectiveness of an organization’s leaders has a direct impact on employee productivity and commitment, customer satisfaction, and innovation; all driving profitability. The Extraordinary Leader program helps managers become better leaders by:

    • applying our unique cross-training approach to leadership development
    • understanding how extraordinary leaders can double profits
    • utilizing 360-degree feedback to identify key strengths
    • creating an action-oriented development plan that facilitates goal setting & follow through
    • learning to apply leadership development in daily, on-the-job activities

    Featuring a fresh, data-driven approach to leadership development, The Extraordinary Leader program is proven and practical. It features instruments, tools, and development approaches that increase leadership effectiveness and deliver positive organizational results. The outcome? An extraordinary leader delivering extraordinary results.

    THE INSPIRING LEADER™
    The Inspiring Leader Development Program
    Inspiring Leaders Motivate Others to High Performance

    Is the ability to inspire and motivate others something that can be learned, or are you just born with it? At Zenger Folkman, we’ve unlocked the secrets behind this mysterious, yet all-important competency. Based on our extensive research, "the ability to motivate and inspire" was the competency direct reports demanded most.

    The Inspiring Leader development program takes a skill-building approach to this crucial competency. Combining the classroom, surveys and a unique methodology, The Inspiring Leader development program will help leaders build the leadership skills they need to inspire and motivate their teams to greater success.

    The Inspiring Leader program helps leaders become more inspiring by:

    • understanding how inspiring leaders positively impact business outcomes
    • learning & applying the 10 competencies that define inspiring leaders
    • discovering the 6 approaches to inspiring others
    • identifying & practicing proven inspirational strategies for communicating powerfully
    • building an individualized action plan that facilitates goal-setting & follow-through

    The Inspiring Leader uses data-driven material to help organizations:

    • Increase employee engagement
    • Strengthen employee commitment
    • Drive productivity
    • Foster innovation
    • Boost profitability

    THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMER™
    The ability to make important contributions is within most people’s grasp. Aspiring to be truly extraordinary can result in tremendous gains in productivity for the organization while boosting individual on-the-job satisfaction, growth, and opportunities.

    Built on empirical research that identifies the behaviors that differentiate great performers, The Extraordinary Performer workshop provides the motivation and tools for all employees to increase their ability to contribute. They learn to understand how to take charge of their careers and their own long-term performance, while making a profound difference in their organization.

    Participants:

    • learn about the factors that drive extraordinary job per­formance
    • understand how individual careers progress through stages that allow people to remain high contributors over time
    • are assessed on 16 competencies that distinguish the highest performing individuals from the rest

    Using our unique cross-training approach, participants create a customized, actionable development plan that builds on their strengths, passions, and the organization’s needs, providing a clear development roadmap for each individual to implement back on the job.

    Coaching Skills that Improve Productivity
    Effective coaches have the potential to significantly increase their personal leadership impact and the productivity and effectiveness of those they coach. By providing leaders with greater awareness and new frameworks for growing and developing others, leaders can create greater results and leave a profound legacy in their organizations.

    The Extraordinary Coach workshop takes a strength based approach to improving coaching skills by focusing on what extraordinary coaches do well. Participants gain the critical coaching skills and tools they need to maximize their leadership effectiveness and coach others to perform at their peak. The outcome is more motivated, committed, and engaged employees. The Extraordinary Coach program helps leaders become better coaches by:

    • understanding how great leaders coach others to high performance
    • learning how to build trusting coaching relationships that inspire commitment
    • utilizing 360-degree feedback to identify key coaching strengths
    • learning how to hold powerful coaching conversations that drive action
    • using on-the-spot peer coaching and our unique cross-training approach to build an individual development plan

    Featuring a fresh, unique cross-training approach, The Extraordinary Coach program is proven to drive employee productivity, commitment, and performance. Leaders create a customized, actionable development plan that builds on their strengths, passions, and the organization’s needs, providing a clear development roadmap for each individual to implement back on the job.



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    “At Boeing’s Aerospace Support division, we had concerns about our level of employee commitment. Our work with the Extraordinary Leader introduced us to the research showing a connection between leadership effectiveness and employee commitment. Partnering with Zenger Folkman, we created a competency model, an on-line multi-rater feedback process, and a workshop to help our leaders develop their strengths. Using the ‘cross training’ approach; our leaders achieved an across-the-board improvement of close to 15% in their year-over-year employee commitment scores. Not only did our best leaders get better, but our ‘average’ leaders and even our poorest leaders showed marked improvement in their leadership effectiveness and employee commitment scores. This improvement was a critical factor in our qualifications for the Malcolm Baldrige award, which our division won.”
    – Dee Thomas, HR Director, Boeing Aerospace Support

    “The workshop was excellent and feedback from all participants has been extremely positive. I particularly enjoyed the way current paradigms on developing leaders were challenged. I have no doubt that those who attended will benefit from the experience and will, in turn, provide benefits for our organization.”
    – J. Mateparae, Master General, New Zealand Defense Force

    “The Extraordinary Leader class was one of the most powerful and insightful programs I have ever attended. The 360-degree profile gave me deep insights into how others perceive me as a leader, and the course and follow-on coaching has paved an exciting path for me to follow in developing my leadership skills.”
    – Ricardo Fuchs, Vice President, Serv Corp, Inc.

    “The Extraordinary Leader research caused us to rethink our performance management philosophy. We revamped our process to orient it more toward building employees’ strengths. The results have been remarkable. We now have a more balanced performance agreement, highlighting areas of strength, and significant problems that must be fixed. The biggest change has been in the energy people have for the performance management process. It is now something that most employees look forward to. How many companies can say that?”
    – Mary Settle, Vice President of Human Resources, BARD Access Systems




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    “At Boeing’s Aerospace Support division, we had concerns about our level of employee commitment. Our work with the Extraordinary Leader introduced us to the research showing a connection between leadership effectiveness and employee commitment. Partnering with Zenger Folkman, we created a competency model, an on-line multi-rater feedback process, and a workshop to help our leaders develop their strengths. Using the ‘cross training’ approach; our leaders achieved an across-the-board improvement of close to 15% in their year-over-year employee commitment scores. Not only did our best leaders get better, but our ‘average’ leaders and even our poorest leaders showed marked improvement in their leadership effectiveness and employee commitment scores. This improvement was a critical factor in our qualifications for the Malcolm Baldrige award, which our division won.”
    – Dee Thomas, HR Director, Boeing Aerospace Support

    “The workshop was excellent and feedback from all participants has been extremely positive. I particularly enjoyed the way current paradigms on developing leaders were challenged. I have no doubt that those who attended will benefit from the experience and will, in turn, provide benefits for our organization.”
    – J. Mateparae, Master General, New Zealand Defense Force

    “The Extraordinary Leader class was one of the most powerful and insightful programs I have ever attended. The 360-degree profile gave me deep insights into how others perceive me as a leader, and the course and follow-on coaching has paved an exciting path for me to follow in developing my leadership skills.”
    – Ricardo Fuchs, Vice President, Serv Corp, Inc.

    “The Extraordinary Leader research caused us to rethink our performance management philosophy. We revamped our process to orient it more toward building employees’ strengths. The results have been remarkable. We now have a more balanced performance agreement, highlighting areas of strength, and significant problems that must be fixed. The biggest change has been in the energy people have for the performance management process. It is now something that most employees look forward to. How many companies can say that?”
    – Mary Settle, Vice President of Human Resources, BARD Access Systems


    The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate
    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.
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    Results-Based Leadership
    A landmark book, Results-Based Leadership challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding leadership. Authors Ulrich, Zenger, and Smallwood--world-renowned experts in human resources and training--argue that it is not enough to gauge leaders by personal traits such as character, style, and values. Rather, effective leaders know how to connect these leadership attributes with results.

    Results-Based Leadership shows executives how to deliver results in four specific areas: results for employees, for the organization, for its customers, and for its investors. The authors provide action-oriented guidelines that readers can follow to develop and hone their own results-based leadership skills.

    By shifting our focus to the connection between the attributes and the results of leadership, this perceptive new guide fundamentally improves our understanding of effective leadership. Results-Based Leadership brings a refreshing clarity and directness to the leadership discussion, providing a hands-on program to help executives succeed with their leadership challenges.
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    THE EXTRAORDINARY LEADER™
    The Extraordinary Leader Development Program
    Leadership Development that Drives Results

    Highly effective leaders make a profound difference in their organizations. The Extraordinary Leader program takes a strength based approach to leadership development, helping organizations develop leaders who produce and accelerate positive business outcomes.

    Our research has proven that the effectiveness of an organization’s leaders has a direct impact on employee productivity and commitment, customer satisfaction, and innovation; all driving profitability. The Extraordinary Leader program helps managers become better leaders by:

    • applying our unique cross-training approach to leadership development
    • understanding how extraordinary leaders can double profits
    • utilizing 360-degree feedback to identify key strengths
    • creating an action-oriented development plan that facilitates goal setting & follow through
    • learning to apply leadership development in daily, on-the-job activities

    Featuring a fresh, data-driven approach to leadership development, The Extraordinary Leader program is proven and practical. It features instruments, tools, and development approaches that increase leadership effectiveness and deliver positive organizational results. The outcome? An extraordinary leader delivering extraordinary results.

    THE INSPIRING LEADER™
    The Inspiring Leader Development Program
    Inspiring Leaders Motivate Others to High Performance

    Is the ability to inspire and motivate others something that can be learned, or are you just born with it? At Zenger Folkman, we’ve unlocked the secrets behind this mysterious, yet all-important competency. Based on our extensive research, "the ability to motivate and inspire" was the competency direct reports demanded most.

    The Inspiring Leader development program takes a skill-building approach to this crucial competency. Combining the classroom, surveys and a unique methodology, The Inspiring Leader development program will help leaders build the leadership skills they need to inspire and motivate their teams to greater success.

    The Inspiring Leader program helps leaders become more inspiring by:

    • understanding how inspiring leaders positively impact business outcomes
    • learning & applying the 10 competencies that define inspiring leaders
    • discovering the 6 approaches to inspiring others
    • identifying & practicing proven inspirational strategies for communicating powerfully
    • building an individualized action plan that facilitates goal-setting & follow-through

    The Inspiring Leader uses data-driven material to help organizations:

    • Increase employee engagement
    • Strengthen employee commitment
    • Drive productivity
    • Foster innovation
    • Boost profitability

    THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMER™
    The ability to make important contributions is within most people’s grasp. Aspiring to be truly extraordinary can result in tremendous gains in productivity for the organization while boosting individual on-the-job satisfaction, growth, and opportunities.

    Built on empirical research that identifies the behaviors that differentiate great performers, The Extraordinary Performer workshop provides the motivation and tools for all employees to increase their ability to contribute. They learn to understand how to take charge of their careers and their own long-term performance, while making a profound difference in their organization.

    Participants:

    • learn about the factors that drive extraordinary job per­formance
    • understand how individual careers progress through stages that allow people to remain high contributors over time
    • are assessed on 16 competencies that distinguish the highest performing individuals from the rest

    Using our unique cross-training approach, participants create a customized, actionable development plan that builds on their strengths, passions, and the organization’s needs, providing a clear development roadmap for each individual to implement back on the job.

    Coaching Skills that Improve Productivity
    Effective coaches have the potential to significantly increase their personal leadership impact and the productivity and effectiveness of those they coach. By providing leaders with greater awareness and new frameworks for growing and developing others, leaders can create greater results and leave a profound legacy in their organizations.

    The Extraordinary Coach workshop takes a strength based approach to improving coaching skills by focusing on what extraordinary coaches do well. Participants gain the critical coaching skills and tools they need to maximize their leadership effectiveness and coach others to perform at their peak. The outcome is more motivated, committed, and engaged employees. The Extraordinary Coach program helps leaders become better coaches by:

    • understanding how great leaders coach others to high performance
    • learning how to build trusting coaching relationships that inspire commitment
    • utilizing 360-degree feedback to identify key coaching strengths
    • learning how to hold powerful coaching conversations that drive action
    • using on-the-spot peer coaching and our unique cross-training approach to build an individual development plan

    Featuring a fresh, unique cross-training approach, The Extraordinary Coach program is proven to drive employee productivity, commitment, and performance. Leaders create a customized, actionable development plan that builds on their strengths, passions, and the organization’s needs, providing a clear development roadmap for each individual to implement back on the job.



Jack Zenger: Dean's Convocation


Jack Zenger - Leadership Speech


Jack Zenger - Four Generations in the Workforce