49 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 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/.

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast Zenger Folkman

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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 41: 5 New Skills That Increase Employee Engagement

    Episode 41: 5 New Skills That Increase Employee Engagement

    Details Remember that event that happened in 2020 that kind of disrupted your life? It turns out that despite all the chaos that happened last year employee engagement increased.  In this episode, we explore the new behaviors that led to this sudden increase in employee engagement. Connect with Joe Folkman LinkedIn Twitter Webinar Zenger Folkman … Continued

    • 13 min
    Episode 40: The Curious Case of Women’s Strategic Thinking

    Episode 40: The Curious Case of Women’s Strategic Thinking

    Details We found that while women generally outperform their male counterparts on most leadership competencies, they are not perceived by their managers, peers, and subordinates as being as adept at ​strategic thinking​ as their male counterparts. This gap between women and men in perceived strategic thinking skills begins early, but by age 50, the difference … Continued

    • 14 min
    Episode 39: The Battle of Soft Skills and Hard Skills

    Episode 39: The Battle of Soft Skills and Hard Skills

    Details Are the individual contributors in your organization leaders? Are their “hard” skills the only type of useful skills they possess at that level? When it comes to those sitting on the lower levels of the corporate ladder, there are many controversial views of the value of developing “soft” skills for the “worker bees.” In … Continued

    • 12 min
    Episode 38: How To Build Digital Expertise

    Episode 38: How To Build Digital Expertise

    Details The pandemic rapidly accelerated many companies’ digital efforts, but did you possess the digital expertise necessary to function in a completely new work environment? Sure you’ve had a year to work on your zoom skills, but are you running with the rest of your team, or do still feel like you are lagging behind … Continued

    • 13 min
    Episode 37: Companies Are Bad At Identifying High Potential Employees

    Episode 37: Companies Are Bad At Identifying High Potential Employees

    Details A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a thoughtful, efficient manner, companies often institute formal … Continued

    • 15 min
    Episode 36: Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

    Episode 36: Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

    Details When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team’s most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team lost its new … Continued

    • 15 min

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96 Ratings

96 Ratings

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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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Great podcast. Traffic insight to be used in any environment.

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Insightful and Engaging!

The 90th percentile is chalk full of insight in short increments which makes it easy to follow and easy to digest. A must for any business professional. Listen to an episode on your way to work!

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