Gary D. Burnison is Chief Executive Officer of Korn/Ferry International, the worldwide leader in executive recruitment and a premier provider of talent management solutions, assisting global organizations to achieve extraordinary outcomes through talent. Korn/Ferry employs more than 2,500 people in 40 countries. He is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Burnison is a New York Times bestselling author. In 2011, he wrote No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change – a book offering insightful conversations with some of the world’s top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy. In 2012, he authored The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, which provides the inspiration and skills leaders need to spearhead positive change, improve the lives and careers of others and transform organizations. In 2013, he wrote LEAD, providing leaders with both information and inspiration to define their leadership path. He is also a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, and other international news outlets.
Gary Burnison explores the common traits great leaders exhibit: vision, compassion, resilience, competitiveness, purpose, humility, team-building skills, entrepreneurial spirit, perseverance, self-awareness, empowerment, and being a catalyst.
Taking you into executive suites, government offices, battlefields, and football fields, Gary shows you how great leaders can make lasting impacts.
There can be no half measures. Complete commitment, total engagement, and a powerful sense of personal responsibility are the criteria for true leadership excellence. It’s more than a job; it’s a way of life. But how do you get there? Burnison distills this vast experience into an actionable plan for building world-class leadership skills. You’ll learn how to train your focus on the twelve most critical elements of leadership, so you can:
• Establish your vision and develop a strategy for achieving it
• Inspire your people to embrace the change you envision
• Measure the effectiveness of your leadership
• Build powerful teams that are aligned in purpose and strategy
• Foresee new opportunities and adjust your course to meet them
TAGS: CEO, Leadership