Using over 1.5 million assessments from leaders worldwide, renowned psychometrician Dr. Joseph Folkman and leadership legend Dr. Jack Zenger are here to settle the debates and let the data speak for itself. Each week they analyze different leadership traits, trends, and what it really takes to get to the 90th percentile. These short episodes feature compelling stories, research, and actions that leaders can take to improve. Learn more at https://zengerfolkman.com/the-90th-percentile/.
Episode 23: Are Women Better Leaders Than Men?
We’ve all heard the claims, the theories, and the speculation about the ways leadership styles vary between women and men. There are of course many factors that contribute to this absence of a greater abundance of women in senior-level positions. For centuries, there have been broad, cultural biases against women, and stereotypes die slowly. Zenger Folkman’s current … Continued
Episode 22: Why Leaders Are Not Improving With Age
A long-held belief holds that managers acquire the lion’s share of their management and leadership skills from their on-the-job experience. Is it true that just like wine leaders improve with age? In the episode, we are using our data to give some new insight into why leaders are not improving with age. Connect with Jack … Continued
Episode 21: Strategic Thinking: The Skill Required For Advancement
Many qualified candidates that are ready to be promoted never see it happen. But what if this common problem that leaders experience could be solved with one overlooked leadership quality. If you want to move up, then research shows you need to start working on your strategic thinking skills. In this episode, we will be … Continued
Episode 20: Should Leaders Aspire to Warmth or Competence?
Do people consider you a warm person? Or do you rely more on your competence than your likability? Which trait matters more? After searching our database we wanted to know if leaders should aspire to develop warmth or competence. Connect with Jack Zenger on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. Sign up for our Newsletter for podcast updates and information on our Monthly Leadership Webinar … Continued
Episode 19: The Confidence Gap In Men and Women
Our research shows that as women’s experience increases over time, so does their confidence. But at the beginning of a woman’s career, there is a significant gap in confidence between men and women that may be causing women to miss out or wait too long to the advantage of opportunities they are ready for. Today … Continued
Episode 18: Achieving Stretch Goals– Push, Pull, and Problem Solve
Leaders who know how to set stretch goals correctly are perceived as significantly more effective leaders, and they also raise the level of employee engagement. In this episode, we will discuss three essential skills that will keep you on the right path to achieve your STRETCH goals. Connect with Joe Folkman on LinkedIn, Twitter, or … Continued