Joseph Folkman


I am the founder of two leadership development firms, Novations and Zenger Folkman. Through the years I’ve developed a unique, proven method to improve organizations and develop employees by building on strengths. My specialty lies in behavioral statistics. I have built and administered more than 500,000 360-degree assessments on some 50,000 leaders across the globe. My 30 years of expertise in survey research and change management has led me to engagements with organizations including AT&T, General Mills, General Motors, Conoco Phillips and Boeing. Additionally, my research has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly, CNN, Fox News, Harvard Business Review, CBS News, Training and Development Magazine and Chief Learning Officer. He is the author and co-author of 13 books including including How To Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, The Extraordinary Leader, Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders and The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate, along with his newest book Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution (McGraw Hill, 2016). Connect with me on

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    私は長年、フィードバックのデータを複数の角度から分析することに深い関心を寄せてきた。その一つは、有能さに関する自己と他者の評価の比較だ。ほとんどの人は自分の能力を正しく評価できず、リーダーは自分の仕事ぶりを過小・過大評価してしまうことが分かった。私が社長を務めるリーダーシップ開発支援企業、ゼンガー・ ...