This Week in Leadership (Aug 22- Aug 28)

Bosses have had enough. Activist investors are coming back. Plus, is this the end of swag?

Bosses have had it up to here with some employee demands. Why activist investors are coming back right now. Plus, could this be the end of company-branded T-shirts, backpacks, and other swag? Here are some recent articles by Korn Ferry’s content team on leadership-related news. 

Mad Managers   

Based on their tough talk of late, managers and C-suite officials appear to have had enough of employee demands. But do threats of cutbacks improve productivity?

The Return of the Activist Investor

After staying on the sidelines for much of the pandemic, activist investors are once again campaigning against companies and boards. Why they’re back, and what to do about them.

The Conscientious Quitter

Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison explains what the hype over “quiet quitting” really is about.

5 Ways Highly Sensitive People Can Thrive at Work

How people greatly affected by tension, noise, or other sensations can use their unique abilities in the workplace.

The End of Swag?

Leaders have started cutting back on nonessentials like corporate swag. But even this step has risks.