Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

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People can learn how to lead. This was the position John H. Zenger and Joseph R.Folkman took when they wrote their now-classicleadership book The Extraordinary Leader—and it’sa fact they reinforce in this new, completely updatededition of their bestseller.

When it was first published, The ExtraordinaryLeader immediately attracted a wide audience ofaspiring leaders drawn to its unique feature: theextensive use of scientific studies and hard data,which served to demystify the concept of leadershipand get readers thinking about the subject ina pragmatic way.

Now, Zenger and Folkman revisit the subject to addressleaders’ most pressing concerns today. Theresult is an up-to-date, essential leadership guidefor the twenty-first century that includes:

  • Late-breaking research on the psychologyof leadership
  • New information on leading in a globalenvironment
  • A breakthrough case study on measuringimproved leadership behavior
  • Studies revealing the importance offollow-through

The Extraordinary Leader is a remarkable combinationof expert insight and extensive research.The authors analyzed more than 200,000 assessmentsdescribing 20,000 managers—by far themost expansive research ever conducted for a leadershipbook.

Zenger and Folkman have created the leadershipbook of the ages. The Extraordinary Leader explainshow to build leadership skills that will take you andyour organization to unimagined success.

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From the Back Cover:

An Updated Edition of the Leadership Clasic!

The Extraordinary Leader is a groundbreaking guide that helps you pinpoint and maximize the leadershipqualities you already possess. This brand-new edition has been extensively updated to include the latestresearch into leadership psychology, case studies for leading in a global environment, and the necessaryskills for guiding yourself, your team, and your organization to greatness.

Praise for the first edition ofThe Extraordinary Leader

“This is a ‘must read’ for coaches, leaders, and those who develop them.The Extraordinary Leader . . . is destined to be a classic in our field.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, named by Forbes as one of five top executive coachesand by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 10” executive educators

“The Zenger Folkman philosophy has its eye on the right goal—real, measurable results.The Zenger Folkman leadership model is distinguished from others in that it isbacked up by research and data.”
—Bill Blase, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AT&T Corp.

“Through their exceptional research, the authors demonstrate and prove that leadershipdoes make a difference and that you can learn to lead.”
—James M. Kouzes, Chairman Emeritus, Tom Peters Company,and coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Encouraging the Heart

About the Author:

John H. Zenger, D.B.A., is CEO ofZenger Folkman, a firm that helps organizationsand individuals improve leadership effectivenessthat, in turn, drives business results. These resultsinclude increasing employee engagement, retention,productivity, and bottom-line profitability. Heis a member of the HRD Hall of Fame and has authoredor coauthored eight books and 50 articles onleadership, productivity, and teams.

Joseph R. Folkman, Ph.D., is presidentof Zenger Folkman. He is an authoritativevoice on the subject of creating and using employeesurveys to create organizational change and 360-degree feedback assessment for individual development.Folkman is the author of three books: TurningFeedback into Change, Making Feedback Work, andEmployee Surveys That Make a Difference.

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