This Week in Leadership (Mar 11 - Mar 17)

Why mergers are making a comeback despite high interest rates. Plus, why "peak" performance is a myth.

There's a secret reason behind why mergers and acquisitions have shot up this year. Plus, a growing percentage of people say work just isn't central to their identtity. Why that challenges a problem for all organizations. Plus, the latest Briefings Podcast examines what types of environments leaders can create to drive more performance out of their already-high-performing employees. Here are some recent articles by Korn Ferry’s content team on leadership-related news. 

Merger Mania: The Only Way to Grow?

Dealmaking activity has shot up 130% to start the year. Experts ask: What happened to growing organically?

Work? Not a Priority Anymore

Despite widespread efforts to engage employees, only about 20% think work is core to their identity. Is this the new normal—or can leaders do more?

Briefings Podcast: The Myth of ‘Peak’ Performance

How do you drive ever more top performance out of people without burning them out? The author of a new book on the topic and an Olympic medalist highlight how it can be done.

References: 5 Ways to Make Them Impactful

Instead of a ‘check the box’ exercise, experts say candidates should pay close attention to the references they provide.

The Great Giveaway

Emotional intelligence expert Dan Goleman highlights a major example of how money is not the prime motivating factor for many millennials.