The Extraordinary Leader:  Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders by John H. ZengerThe Extraordinary Leader:  Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders by John H. Zenger

The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders: Turning Good Managers into…

byJohn H. Zenger, Joseph Folkman

Hardcover | May 28, 2009

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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.

John H. Zenger, D.B.A., is CEO of Zenger Folkman, a firm that helps organizations and individuals improve leadership effectiveness that, in turn, drives business results. These results include increasing employee engagement, retention, productivity, and bottom-line profitability. He is a member of the HRD Hall of Fame...
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Title:The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders: Turning Good Managers into…Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 1.1 inPublished:May 28, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071628088

ISBN - 13:9780071628082

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from You're a leader, too! If you’ve been told or believe you can’t become an exceptional leader, and would like to get insight on how to achieve this, then this book is for you. The book The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders provides an inspirational view on leadership based on facts and research – not unnecessarily complex theories, models, and boring anecdotes. In fact, the revelations in this book are based on research data gathered on over 25,000 leaders from more than 200,000 questionnaires. After reading this book, or even this article, you’ll be inspired and also questioning yourself and your career. But I believe that’s precisely what we need to effectively move forward in life. Read more at: http://alexandreboudreau.com/2009/10/25/youre-a-leader-too/
Date published: 2009-10-25

Table of Contents

1.Demystifying Leadership
2.Great Leaders Make a Great Difference
3.Simplifying Leadership
4.The Competency Quest
5.Leaders Must Fit Their Organization
6.Great Leaders Possess Multiple Strengths
7.Fatal Flaws Must Be Fixed
8.New Insights into Leadership Development
9.A Case Study in Leadership Development-The U.S. Marine Corps
10. What Individuals Do to Become Great Leaders
11. The Organization's Role in Developing Leaders
Appendix: Research Methodology