Jack Zenger

Jack Zenger
Jack Zenger
CEO and Co-Founder - Zenger Folkman

Workshop: Debunking Leadership Myths

With a torrent of books and articles on leadership, the number of myths has also escalated. Most are harmless, but some are misleading and ultimately harmful. This session identifies seven myths and introduces the hope for “evidence based” leadership development. Based on a 50-year career as an academic, corporate executive and supplier of leadership development solutions, Jack will provide his perspective on the sense and non-sense of our profession.


John H. “Jack” Zenger is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting, leadership development programs and implementation software for organizational effectiveness initiatives.

Jack is considered a world expert in the field of leadership development, and is a highly respected and sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach.

He is the co-author of five books on leadership, Results-Based Leadership, (Harvard Business School Press, 1999) voted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as the Best Business Book in the year 2000, the best selling The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2002), Handbook for Leaders (McGraw-Hill 2004), The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate (McGraw-Hill 2009) and The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill 2010).