The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader
The result of extensive research conducted over a four-year period, this breakthrough leadership book reveals the principles and behaviors top leaders use to build an emotional connection between themselves and their teams.
“While providing the same practical ‘hard science’ approach to bring focus and value, this writing advances the practice of leadership development with new insight, new advice, and new inspiration for all of us to grow.”
–Kevin D. Wilde, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, (2007 CLO of the Year), General Mills, Inc.
“The Inspiring Leader provides new insights into how leaders can improve the results of their organization through inspiration.”
–Bill Blase, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AT&T Corp.
“The real importance of this book is the clear and simple road map it provides on how to lead in ways that release the seldom fully tapped performance power in our organizations.”
–Michael A. Peel, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, Yale University
“Finally a book that provides empirical evidence that inspirational leaders consistently produce superior results.”
–Kevin Rhein, Group Executive Vice President, Card Services and Consumer Lending, Wells Fargo Bank
“Following the steps recommended by the authors will enhance leadership skills, influence employee engagement, and impact business results. A real winner.”
–Pam Poggi, Vice President, Corporate Human Resources Development, Safeway, Inc.
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.
Joseph R. Folkman, Ph.D., is president of Zenger Folkman. He is an authoritative voice on the subject of developing and using employee surveys to create organizational change and 360-degree feedback assessment for individual development. He is a frequent keynote speaker and conference presenter on a variety of topics regarding leadership, feedback, and organizational change.
Scott K. Edinger is executive vice president of Zenger Folkman, where he consults with Fortune 500 companies to initiate and implement large-scale performance improvement and leadership initiatives. He is an expert in helping organizations achieve measurable business results.
"The Inspiring Leader" is a top pick and recommended reading for anyone faced with the task of leadership.
Like StrenghtsFinder, this book is rooted (mostly) in quantitative, fact-based measurement of what strengths great leader possess.
With all the leadership books burgeoning shelves it's no wonder another leadership book seems like, well, just another book.
Not a bad book. Not in my top ten favorites but I do keep it handy for my sales team and make references to it with snippets for them to read from time to time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jo B.
Very dry and tough read but if you get through it you'll be glad you did. Makes some hard to figure out ideals grounded.
Of the 100s of leadership books I have read, I consider this in the top 5. In fact, I wish I had read this before reading all of the others since it provides a broad overview of... Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Jeremey Donovan
While I was initially a bit skeptical about this book after reading Extraordinary Leader (which was great! Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by AR
This book is an easy read, and gives valuable tips on how to lead properly. Great for large or small team leaders, and really a great tool to learn how to motivate. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Mo
The authors' findings sadly contribute nothing to the large body of leadership literature. Kouzes & Posners' "Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership" (documented in their book,... Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Craig Andrew Martin
In the history of the business world, the subjects of inspiration and passion in the workplace have been long avoided and discredited because they are considered to be... Read morePublished on January 5, 2010 by Gerald Czarnecki
What's the difference between an average leader and a truly great one? "The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate" is John Zenger and his... Read morePublished on September 13, 2009 by Midwest Book Review