Extraordinary Leadership:

Federal managers are constantly honing their leadership skills. This seminar focuses on developing your strengths rather than trying to improve your weaknesses, so you can go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader.


The curriculum is based on research presented in John Zenger and Joseph Folkman’s groundbreaking book The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders, and is designed to help emerging leaders develop their strengths rather than improve their weaknesses.


Through introductory lectures, small group discussion, experiential learning, and individualized coaching, you will gain insight into your personal leadership strengths so you can achieve your full leadership potential.

The OPM ECQs are Accountability, Results, Decisiveness; Integrity, and Interpersonal Skills. The participants:


·      Examine, assess, discuss, and practice the sixteen core competencies that make the difference between good and extraordinary leaders.

·      Gain insight into their personal leadership strengths through the StrengthsFinder© self-assessment instrument, and through individual feedback.

·      Develop their strengths in clusters instead of focusing on marginally improving a weakness.

·      Examine the common fatal flaws of leaders and executives.

·      Assess their individual “derailment tendencies” or personality-based performance risks through the Hogan Development Survey© (HDS).


Participant critiques average 4.8 out of 5.0 for the 80+ offerings of this course. Graduates of the an open enrollment program in made these unedited comments about the faculty and the program:


·      Extremely knowledgeable, well prepared

·      Knowledge & skills to deliver that info: A+

·      Very enthusiastic!

·      Unbelievable energy and humor with a “heart on their sleeve”

·      Well qualified, dynamic & engaging

·      Highly enthusiastic and engaging, a pleasure to work with

·      Having prior government experience is key

·      Fun, enjoyable, caring, passionate about the subject

·      Very down-to-earth & “real”

·      The Hogan Development Survey changed everything for me

Note: This can be offered as a 4-day, 3-day, or as two 2-day courses