Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman Awarded ISA 2014 Thought Leader of The Year - Zenger and Folkman awarded ISA's Thought Leadership award for their years of contribution to the industry -

SALT LAKE CITY, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year ISA gives four industry awards at their annual spring conference. ISA is the only industry specific association devoted exclusively to the issues and needs of business owners, founders, CEOs, and leaders in the training and performance industry. This year's prestigious thought leader award will go to the extraordinary team of Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman.

ISA's awards committee explained the unique partnership of these two leaders:  "Initially, Jack and Joe developed an unexpected partnership. Jack has spent more than 50 years working in human resources for some of the largest companies in the world. Conversely, Joe is a statistically inclined organizational psychologist who has focused his career on building statistical models that interpret human behavior. Together, they developed a training and development company that was grounded in data and backed by practical ideas. While the partnership wasn't immediately obvious, it has proven to be successful with many worldwide companies."

Since the company's beginning in 2002, Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman have developed three award winning training programs, and countless customized surveys for the some of the world's largest and most successful companies. They have also collaborated on a number of bestselling books including: How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate, and The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders. 

Both Jack and Joe continue to share their latest research as contributors to both Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/jackzenger/ and Harvard Business Review. Their cutting edge ideas and research have been broadcast and published in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CBS News, Fox News, NPR, CLO, The Washington Post, and many others. Additionally, Zenger Folkman made this year's Training Industry's list of the Top 20 Leadership Development providers of 2014.

ISA is an organization dedicated to bring members of the industry together who share a passion for learning, for new ideas, for better solutions, and for succeeding in the business they love. In a combined statement Joe Folkman and Jack Zenger said: "We are honored to be members of ISA and chosen for this award. We value the mission of this organization and how it brings our industry together to learn from one another. At Zenger Folkman our purpose is to continually strive to develop leaders who, in turn, elevated the people, organization and world around them."  

To hear more of Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman's thought leadership attend their webinar, Develop the Forgotten Leaders, on March 26th, by registering at zengerfolkman.com/events/

About Zenger Folkman:
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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