Are the leaders in your organization timid or bold? What is bold leadership? How does it differ from timid leadership? How much of a difference does bold leadership make?
Zenger Folkman recently studied 360-degree reports on more than 50,000 leaders in all industries and from all parts of the world. This new research identified leaders who exhibit bold behaviors contrasted to their timid (and much less effective) counterparts. Bold leaders produced dramatically higher results in every measure of organizational and performance outcomes.
This info graphic summarizes the key findings:
ZF’s research also found:
- Three vital competencies that support and reinforce bold leadership
- Significant differences between countries and cultures in encouraging and reinforcing bold leadership
- Surprising differences between males and females in bold leadership and less declining in age with one gender
- Fairly large differences in bold leadership across gender and 17 organizational functions and by position and gender
- 8 “non-linear development” behaviors and actions that strengthen bold leadership
Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman presented this compelling new research in a Bold Leadership webinar last month. Jack and Joe also welcomed Kevin Wilde as a guest presenter for the webinar. Kevin is the VP of Organization Effectiveness & Chief Learning Officer at General Mills, an Award-Winning Development Leader, and Columnist for Talent Management Magazine.
You can download the eight companion competencies and developmental suggestions for Bold Leadership following the webinar.
Don’t be timid. Watch the Bold Leadership webinar to build stronger leaders.