106 episodes

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 leadership 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/podcasts/.

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast Zenger Folkman Leadership

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    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

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 leadership 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/podcasts/.

    Episode 95: Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

    Episode 95: Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

    Details Why do managers avoid giving praise? When talking with managers about giving feedback, we often hear comments such as, “I did not sleep the night before,” “I just wanted to get it over quickly,” “My hands were sweating, and I was nervous,” and “They don’t pay me enough to do this job.” Because of … Continued

    • 10 min
    Episode 56: Extraordinary Performers- Why You Need Them & How to Keep Them

    Episode 56: Extraordinary Performers- Why You Need Them & How to Keep Them

    Details In a society that showers attention on those in power, it is valuable to remember that those in the C suite are not the only ones doing the remarkable everyday work that causes organizations to excel.  Much of the excellence comes from the host of people who conscientiously get work done and constantly look … Continued

    • 11 min
    Episode 94: Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?

    Episode 94: Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?

    Details Conjure up the term “bad boss,” and what comes to mind? Scenes of red-faced people berating subordinates in public. Smarmy souls taking credit for other people’s work or saying one thing and doing another and cutting remarks. Yelling. Feel free to continue — we’re sure you can. In this podcast episode, we’re digging into … Continued

    • 13 min
    Episode 93: How Leaders Generate Energy

    Episode 93: How Leaders Generate Energy

    Details The variety of shortages causing major disruptions has rippling effects that seem to grow more consequential daily.  But the one shortage that is the most concerning to us is HUMAN ENERGY. Every employee is under constant pressure to perform as we are being asked to do more with less–to be more productive and effective and … Continued

    • 20 min
    Episode 92: The Problems and Opportunities With Leaders in STEMM

    Episode 92: The Problems and Opportunities With Leaders in STEMM

    Details Increasingly, science and technology are occupying a much more significant role within companies and consumers. But leaders in STEMM organizations are finding a lack of gender diversity, difficulties in retaining female talent, and in the agility of leadership. Researchers from Zenger Folkman and Arcadia compared 360 feedback from  16,419 STEMM leaders with 57,706 non-STEMM … Continued

    • 20 min
    Episode 91: Challenging Your Decision-Making Strengths and Biases

    Episode 91: Challenging Your Decision-Making Strengths and Biases

    Details Each individual has their decision-making tools in their back pocket, ready to utilize for every choice regardless of how different they are. However, if we truly want to become better at the art of making decisions, then we need to break out of these patterns and see things differently, even if that pushes us … Continued

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

sslarso6 ,

Research Driven and Wise!

Great podcast! The topics are always relevant and helpful. And, I love the grounding in solid research. Leadership is not a mystic art! It’s a real skill which can be developed and honed with practice!

@MichaelUnbroken ,

A Must Listen for Leaders 🔥🔥

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

rasmuskl ,

Making your Job more Meaningful

What a great model to strive towards to make your job more meaningful. I will remember the CPO model and hope to learn more about how to implement it into my own work.

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