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

Hardcover | May 26, 2009

byJohn Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Scott K. Edinger

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In their bestselling work The ExtraordinaryLeader, performance thought leaders JohnZenger and Joseph Folkman revealed the 16key competencies that separate the top 10percent of leaders from the rest. Since thatbook’s publication, they and coauthor ScottEdinger discovered, through an extensivestudy conducted over four years, that leaderswho possessed the ability to inspire and motivateoutperformed all others.

The authors found that the impact of inspiringand motivating others is consistent acrossdifferent kinds of organizations and withindifferent cultures. The Inspiring Leader revealsthe authors’ newest proprietary research onhow top leaders inspire teams to greatness.It discusses the behaviors exhibited by themost successful leaders and includes adviceon how to implement them. Drawing fromstatistically significant data and objective empiricalevidence, 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 thestrategies and concepts used by the world’sgreatest leaders to motivate their teams. WithThe Inspiring Leader as your guide, you willlearn how to put those strategies to work inyour own business.

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In their bestselling work The ExtraordinaryLeader, performance thought leaders JohnZenger and Joseph Folkman revealed the 16key competencies that separate the top 10percent of leaders from the rest. Since thatbook’s publication, they and coauthor ScottEdinger discovered, through an extensivestudy conducted over four years, that leaders...

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The highly anticipated follow-up to thebestselling The Extraordinary LeaderThe result of extensive research conducted over a four-year period, this breakthrough leadershipbook reveals the principles and behaviors top leaders use to build an emotional connection betweenthemselves and their teams.“While providing the same practical ‘hard...

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. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071621245

ISBN - 13:9780071621243

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Table of Contents

1.The most important leadership skill
2.The power of competency companions
3.Behaviors that clearly don't work
4.Setting stretch goals
5.Creating vision and direction
6.Communicating powerfully
7.Encouraging innovation and risk taking
8.Developing others
9.Teamwork and collaboration
10.Fostering accountability and ownership for results
11. Championing change
12.Being a role model
13. Conclusion-How to implement these skills on a regular basis