Economic discontent

As the US presidential race heads to a key, final phase, Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison sees a sluggish, unequal economy fueling voter discontent.

Why has the US presidential race been characterized by so much tumult and uncertainty? Blame a sluggish economy that has left behind too many Americans, says Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison.

In a Bloomberg interview from Shanghai, Burnison says voters around the globe have been disappointed by a dearth of leadership in their politicians. Leaders need to be truthful, authentic, and humble to be effective, he says the firm’s long-standing research finds.

To view the interview, taped recently and ahead of the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, please click here.