Working with Purpose
The Korn Ferry Institute introduces a new framework that helps people define and clarify their personal purpose.
The uncertainty and volatility of the past year has disrupted all of us globally, but perhaps no role has been more affected than that of the CEO. Shaken from its traditional pedestal, the CEO role can no longer rule as a monolith or with the simple mandate of appeasing shareholders.
Today, CEOs must answer to a wider range of stakeholders, address social and community issues that were previously taboo, and elevate the role of talent around them so they operate as part of a leadership ecosystem.
We spoke with 105 board directors, many of whom are also CEOs, from 311 companies to discuss their predictions for what the future holds for companies, the markets where they operate, and the stakeholders they serve. We also asked them to explain how the CEO, the executive team, and the board should anticipate and approach disruption.
Here’s a synopsis of what we learned:
Our summary paper, “CEOs for the Future, When the Future Is Now,” describes how the highest-performing CEOs will transform their mindset so they can lead their companies through the gray to the next new normal.
Download this paper now to find out what challenges leading CEOs anticipate and the key differentiators in CEOs that will inspire greater performance.