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Accelerating change

An automotive leadership wake-up call

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Help wanted

Talent to tackle the world’s most pressing problems

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Diversity of One

Organizations must rethink the conventional dimensions of diversity

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Human Resources

Expert value

In fierce knowledge-tech economy, companies must refresh thinking on high professionals, specialists with deep expertise.

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China’s new business leaders

Top executives with different skill s...

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Beautiful land, tall challenges

British Columbia's resource sector gr...

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The Chief Communications Officer

As business and communication strateg...

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Leadership

China’s new business leaders

China’s new business leaders

Top executives with different skill sets will be needed as China's economy shifts, Korn Ferry research finds.

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Industrial

Beautiful land, tall challenges

Beautiful land, tall challenges

British Columbia's resource sector grapples with fast-shifting economy while seeking to improve talent recruiting, development and retention.

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Chief Executive

Formative experiences may be key for CEO readiness

Formative experiences may be key for CEO readiness

CEOs, compared with leaders at other levels, are more likely to have taken a wide range of developmental, career-building experiences.

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Technology

The Chief Communications Officer

The Chief Communications Officer

As business and communication strategies become more closely linked, chief communications officers (CCOs) are taking on more prominent leadership roles within their organizations.

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Financial

Doing well and doing good

Doing well and doing good

Demand’s high for impact investing talent, rarities who possess combined strengths of Warren Buffet, Melinda Gates, and MacGyver.

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Corporate Affairs

The crucial link

The crucial link

Investor relations executives embody the crucial link between a company and its capital market. 

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Technology

The quest for impact

The quest for impact

Busy executives might want to join the board of a technology company for many reasons.

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Boards/Governance

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

Korn Ferry for the third year has conducted its “Class of” research into new non-executive directors, identifying year-over-year movements that indicate the direction of change for NED recruitment in the UK’s largest companies. 

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Talent Management

Trusted Counsel

Trusted Counsel

A new breed of best-in-class corporate affairs officer is evolving, with a sweeping scope of responsibilities and a crucial role as trusted advisor to the CEO.

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Succession

CFO to CEO: The right-brain leadership gap

CFO to CEO: The right-brain leadership gap

CFOs who aspire to become CEOs must move beyond their technical left-brain skills and develop more right-brain social leadership.

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Talent Management

The General Counsel as senior leader

The General Counsel as senior leader

Acting increasingly as both legal and business advisors to CEOs, general counsel draw upon broader industry knowledge and a wider skill set. 

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Human Resources

Purpose driven talent

Purpose driven talent

Socially conscious organizations in the consumer sector are on the rise.

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Boards/Governance

Industry veterans show more skill at driving execution

Industry veterans show more skill at driving execution

Leaders with experience in an industry, especially if they move among companies in one sector, show more skill in driving execution.

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Boards/Governance

Beyond The Old Boys’ Network

Beyond The Old Boys’ Network

Korn Ferry and ecoDa have produced a comprehensive manual for corporate governance in Europe including 14 recommendations that cover the entire nomination process. 

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Succession

Succession Matters: Report Three

Succession Matters: Report Three

The third report examines the results and research around impactful development and accelerated readiness.

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Succession

The risky business of CEO succession

The risky business of CEO succession

This work provides strategic and tactical advice for those working in leadership development. 

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Succession

Boards Must Look to the Future with a Thoughtful Succession Plan to Lead and Win

Boards Must Look to the Future with a Thoughtful Succession Plan to Lead and Win

The board needs to have a succession plan of its own. A thoughtful analysis will be essential in recruiting new directors.

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Extras

From Diversity and Inclusion to Interconnectedness

From Diversity and Inclusion to Interconnectedness

The world is more diverse than ever before, a multicultural mosaic of endless variety.

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Latest Thinking

Understanding Bias and the Brain

Understanding Bias and the Brain

Exploring the neural pathways of prejudice may offer clues to lessening its effect.

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Latest Thinking

Building the Best C-suite Teams

Building the Best C-suite Teams

Besides agility, our work has underscored self-awareness and willingness to embrace feedback as necessary hallmarks of leadership.

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Latest Thinking

Big Data & Advanced Analytics: Making Search More Precise

Big Data & Advanced Analytics: Making Search More Precise

In the past, matching an executive with a role in an organization required a mixture of experience, intuition and chance.

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Latest Thinking

Giant Leap Forward

Giant Leap Forward

At Korn Ferry, science—from the advanced social sciences to those that focus on analytics and big data—has merged with the art of understanding how people work together culturally.

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Interview

Patience, Persistence and Treating Employees Like Family

Patience, Persistence and Treating Employees Like Family

Grupo Bimbo CEO on the importance of diversity in the workplace & bringing the best ideas to the table.

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Extras

Why Old Habits Die Hard

Why Old Habits Die Hard

Diversity, our ability to live and work with people who differ from us, is as old as civilization.

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Extras

Flying Through Cultural Turbulence

Flying Through Cultural Turbulence

On a flight from Singapore back to Los Angeles, one leader’s failing project reveals that when different cultures cross paths, agility is key.

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Viewpoint

Second-Generation Gender Bias

Second-Generation Gender Bias

Why the glass ceiling is so durable—and what to do about it.

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Extras

Diversity of One

Diversity of One

As minorities become majorities, organizations must rethink the conventional dimensions of identity and inclusiveness.

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Extras

Respecting the Bot

Respecting the Bot

People aren’t the only ones who will need to be included in the workplace of the future.

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Extras

It’s not about stars. It’s about teams

It’s not about stars. It’s about teams

To function without an organization means you don’t have to conform to many norms.

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