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Leadership U:
The Inclusive Leadership Book

Get personal access to Korn Ferry’s key leadership development program, Leadership U. This leadership book is designed to help you lead your team through crisis and times of change, inspiring others to make it through the shifting landscape alongside you.

It starts with ‘U’ but it's not about ‘U.’

“There will likely be more change in the next two years than we have seen in the last twenty.”

In Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve, Gary Burnison lays out a framework—his “Six Degrees of Leadership”—to show you how to create change in a real and inclusive way.

anticipate

ANTICIPATE - foreseeing what lies ahead, amid ambiguity and uncertainty that are throttled up like never before.

navigate

NAVIGATE - course-correcting in real time, to keep the organization on an even keel.

communicate

COMMUNICATE - constantly connecting with others; the leader is both the messenger and the message.

listen

LISTEN - breaking down the organizational hierarchy to gather insights at all levels—especially what the leader doesn’t want to hear.

learn

LEARN - applying learning agility, to “know what to do when you don’t know what to do”.

lead

LEAD - empowering others in a bottom-up culture that is more nimble, agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial than ever before.

Only by embracing the essential truths laid out in the leadership book can you master the “crisis curve” that is completely disrupting the business landscape. The world has changed—forever. You can reminisce about the past, but don’t get stuck there.

Today, leadership means becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. As Burnison says, when a door closes, leaders cannot afford to stand there, staring at it. It’s a “get up or give up” moment. For leaders, the only choice is to find and open another door. Leadership U is a leadership book that defines and inspires the pathway through that door.

“As we all try to navigate our teams through this period of huge uncertainty and profound change your advice really resonates. Wise council that is needed and very helpful.”

– Chief Customer Officer, iconic multi-billion dollar department store

Gary Burnison, author

About the Author

Gary Burnison is a New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm. He is the author of six leadership and career advancement books, including Lose the Resume, Land the Job, which The New York Times Book Review said, “breaks down every aspect of job hunting, explaining what matters and what doesn’t.” His most recent book is Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide for Your Career. Gary is a CNBC contributor and is regularly featured in major media. He is all about helping others exceed their potential.

Gary Burnison, author

About the Author

Gary Burnison is a New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm. He is the author of six leadership and career advancement books, including Lose the Resume, Land the Job, which The New York Times Book Review said, “breaks down every aspect of job hunting, explaining what matters and what doesn’t.” His most recent book is Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide for Your Career. Gary is a CNBC contributor and is regularly featured in major media. He is all about helping others exceed their potential.