Gary D. Burnison

Gary Burnison is the CEO of Korn Ferry, the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. He is the author of seven leadership and career development books, including a New York Times bestseller. His latest book, The Five Graces of Life and Leadership captures the insights, imagery and emotions of the human side of leadership required in the new world of work.

The Five Graces: A New Way Of Leading In The New...

To exhibit grace in leadership, we need to show our human side—with greater self-awareness and genuine connection to others.

Why Vulnerability Is A CEO’s Secret Weapon

To navigate so much uncertainty and ambiguity, leaders need to be confident— but too much self-confidence can narrow your peripheral vision.

Why Executives Need To ‘Lose’ Their Resumes

Resumes can never replace self-knowledge and the ability to communicate one’s strengths and weaknesses.

Employee Rewards that Mean More Than Money and How to Use...

When engaging and inspiring employees, money is only part of the motivation. Money can’t buy loyalty—it merely “rents” it. Far greater motivation can be found in “other rewards”—especially career development.
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In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.