New Book How to Be Exceptional Guides Extraordinary Leaders

- Zenger Folkman’s New Book, “How to Be Exceptional,” To Be Used In The Award-winning Extraordinary Leader Workshop -
Oct. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- — The latest strengths-based research, published in the new book from Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman of leadership development firm Zenger Folkman, will now be used as an essential tool in their award-winning The Extraordinary Leader Workshop.

“The new book, How To Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying your Strengths, will be a strong addition to workshop,” author Joseph Folkman said. “Most of the participants we have worked with are used to a weakness-based approach to development. This book will help participants see the whole picture behind strengths-based development, which will aid them in making the transition to a new form of learning.”

Although their previous best-selling book, The Extraordinary Leader, was used as a guideline for the workshop, co-author Bob Sherwin stated “How to Be Exceptional is a big improvement over the old book. It has new and updated research that is more focused on building strengths. The new book follows the workshop more closely, and provides additional content on creating sustainability after the workshop.”

The recent reviews of the book all agree that this resource has made a significant impact on development for all participants:

“In my 35 plus years of studying, applying, writing about, and providing leadership development programs and services, Zenger Folkman's approaches are a much-needed revolution,” said leadership expert Jim Clemmer. “For weary leaders feeling beat up by engagement surveys, performance reviews, 360 and other feedback tools highlighting their deficiencies and suffering change fatigue, this book couldn't come at a better time. How to Be Exceptional provides the succinct, practical, how-to roadmap we so badly need to navigate the inspiring and tremendously fulfilling territory of strengths-based leadership.”

“A fitting capstone to Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman’s previous works, the new book provides readers with organizational gold,” said David K. Williams, CEO of Fishbowl. “It brings forth data … to illustrate what happens to teams and organizations when we uplift and grow their participants, and when we truly strengthen executives’ abilities to lead.”

Although discovering strengths is a logical beginning step, this book helps readers pick up where all the other books leave off. It helps them take their strengths and develop them into distinguishing factors that help them make high contributions to their organizations.

However, you don’t have to attend a workshop to read this innovative book. How To Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying your Strengths, by Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., and Barbara Steel, is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble now.  

- A free e-book based on How to Be Exceptional is available for download at

Zenger Folkman is the authority in strengths-based leadership development. Their award-winning programs employ research-based methods that improve organizations and turn good managers into extraordinary leaders.
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