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Zenger Folkman Receives Highest Honors at Leadership 500 Excellence Awards

- Zenger Folkman receives "Top Leader," "Top Partner and Providers," and "The Global Leadership Excellence" awards -

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 30 years and Leadership Excellence have identified and recognized the Top 500 leadership organizations in their yearly ranking. At this year's conference Zenger Folkman was honored with being awarded 1st place in the three top categories. The "Global Leadership Excellence" Award was given for Zenger Folkman's flagship leadership development program, The Extraordinary LeaderTM. Zenger Folkman also placed 1st in the category for "Top Partner and Providers" Award. Finally, Jack Zenger received a new award for "Top Leader of the Year," based on his exceptional  thought leadership and unparalleled contributions to the training and development industry.

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Award recipients for 2014 were named for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs at the Global Leadership Excellence Forum held in Vail, Colorado.  "The award winners from the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards program are the top firms with outstanding leadership programs from over 1,250 nominated companies. To be in the top 10% of any category is truly spectacular, and it's a true demonstration of the hard work and effort by these great companies," says Debbie McGrath, CEO

Since the company's beginning in 2002, Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman have developed multiple training programs, and countless customized surveys for the some of the world largest and most successful companies. The Extraordinary Leader program's unique approach to building strengths utilizing a non-linear approach and companion competencies makes it possible for people to move from good performance to great.  Over the past 11 years this program has helped many organizations increase profitability, productivity, and employee satisfaction by increasing the effectiveness of their leaders.

Jack Zenger's thought leadership and research has continuously improved the leadership development industry throughout the years. Currently he shares Zenger Folkman's latest research monthly on his Forbes and Harvard Business Review blogs.  These publications have been broadcast and published in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CBS News, Fox News, NPR, CLO, The Washington Post, and many others.

Zenger Folkman is dedicated to providing research-proven leadership training programs to companies all over the world, ensuring that their leaders are extraordinary—and drive extraordinary results. CEO Jack Zenger, who accepted the company's awards, said: "Too often, leadership development programs focus on what a leader is doing wrong. We have been pleased through the years that we have been able to focus on what leaders are doing right and make them better. We are very honored by these awards that validate that our research and programs have truly made a difference in this industry."  


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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