“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 - foreseeing what lies ahead, amid ambiguity and uncertainty that are throttled up like never before.
NAVIGATE - course-correcting in real time, to keep the organization on an even keel.
COMMUNICATE - constantly connecting with others; the leader is both the messenger and the message.
LISTEN - breaking down the organizational hierarchy to gather insights at all levels—especially what the leader doesn’t want to hear.
LEARN - applying learning agility, to “know what to do when you don’t know what to do”.
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
Get inspired with a series of heartfelt opinions from Korn Ferry CEO, and author of Leadership U, Gary Burnison