Zenger Folkman has once again been honored as one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies from TrainingIndustry.com.

Every year the leadership segment of TrainingIndustry.com's Top 20 list is the most continuously inquired about. Doug Harward, chief executive officer of Training Industry, Inc., said, “Corporations globally are looking to these top companies to anchor the leadership development programs for their current and aspiring leadership teams.”

Selection for this year's Top 20 Leadership Training Companies was based on the following criteria:

  • Thought leadership and influence on the leadership training industry
  • Industry recognition and innovation
  • Breadth of programs and audiences served
  • Delivery methods offered
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Experience in serving the market

This is the fourth time in six years that Zenger Folkman has received this honor. They were also included on the leadership watch list in 2012 and 2013.

“The sixth annual Top 20 Leadership Training Companies list is the strongest we have seen yet,” said Ken Taylor, chief operating officer of Training Industry, Inc. “2014 saw continued growth and innovation across the board, with a particular focus on taking their program’s contents and delivery methods to the next level.”

"We recognize the honor it is to be named along with these other great companies. We know every year we have to work hard to research, innovate and adapt our assessments and programs to meet leaders' needs across different industries, markets and sectors around the world,” said Joseph Folkman, co-founder and president of Zenger Folkman. “We recently released a new program this past year called Elevating Feedback, which goes along with our Extraordinary Coach program.”

Today, Zenger Folkman is at the forefront of leadership programs for some of the world's biggest companies, including Wells Fargo, General Mills, GAP and Marriott. The secret to its success lies in the hard science that determines what separates good managers from extraordinary leaders.Zenger Folkman's leadership programs rely on a unique 360-degree assessment process that evaluates how leaders perform. The data is then benchmarked against thousands of leaders across hundreds of industries, giving leaders a clear picture of where they stand in relation to their colleagues and other professionals around the world. Armed with this empirical data, leaders are equipped to create personal development plans that focus on the things that will have the most impact on their performance and their organizations' success. For more information on these findings, and how to incorporate them into a leadership development plan, visit www.zengerfolkman.com.