Gary Burnison

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Gary Burnison

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.

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  • No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change

    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.



  • The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership

    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




  • LEAD

    Easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize, leadership is part strategy, but mostly judgment. It’s sense, and sensibility. Fortunately, there are certain fundamental elements to guide you, elements that are as critical in today’s hyper-connected technosphere as they were in the days when contracts were written on the skins of animals. LEAD provides a compass for these absolutes...MORE→


    The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership

    For Gary Burnison, CEO of the world’s largest executive search firm, these five simple words perfectly capture the essence of great leadership. 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? In this groundbreaking book, Burnison provides the answer. As the leader of Korn/Ferry International, Burnison is particularly well qualified to write a guide to effective leadership. On a personal level, he experiences every day what it’s like to be responsible for the lives of others, the careers of his employees, and the expectations of stakeholders. He also deals one-on-one with some of the world’s top leaders. In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Burnison distills this vast experience into an actionable plan for building world-class leadership skills... MORE →


    No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change

    No Fear of Failure offers insightful, candid conversations with some of the world's top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy?each giving a first-person account of how they approached crucial, career defining moments. Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, the world's largest executive recruiting firm, sits down one-on-one with a highly select and elite corps, and together they openly discuss how they handled (often very publicly) war, economic downturn, corporate turnover, and even retirement. Together these world-class leaders show the risks one must be willing to take, as well as the vision, resilience, and compassion necessary to lead... MORE →


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  • Book site: LEAD
  • CNBC Mad Money Video
  • Fast Company Video: How do You Inspire Your Staff? and How do You Handle Mistakes?
  • LA Times Feature
  • Book trailer: The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership
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