Korn Ferry

The Leadership Journey

How to Master the Four Critical Areas of Being a Great Leader

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Imagine you are standing in Battery Park, on the southernmost tip of Manhattan, and gathered around you are 4,000 people from 40 countries. Your job is to lead this diverse group of people on a cross-country trip by foot over the next five years—from New York to Santa Monica on the Pacific’s shore, a distance of 2,500 miles by the most direct route.

A solitary walker, putting in about ten hours a day, could make it from New York to Los Angeles in about 90 days. However, you have been given five years (the tenure of a typical CEO) to reach Santa Monica, which means your team of 4,000 people will walk about an hour every day for the next half decade. Sound obscure? Well, not so much.

This is the essence of leadership: emotionally and sometimes literally transporting people on a journey from one place to another, and inspiring them to believe in what they can achieve—that they can, indeed, reach a faraway destination.

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Overview

Overview

The Leadership Journey Begins … 

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Look In The Mirror

Look In The Mirror

To lead others, you must continually measure yourself—not overestimating your strengths, and not underestimating your weaknesses. 

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Embody Purpose

Embody Purpose

Your leadership journey starts the “True North” of embodying purpose—the “why” of the journey.

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Don't Walk Alone

Don't Walk Alone

As the leader, you are never a solitary sojourner. Therefore, on your leadership journey, don’t walk alone.

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Navigate Beyond The Horizon

Navigate Beyond The Horizon

The Leadership Journey charts a course through four critical areas of being a great leader. Written by Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison.

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About the Book

About the Book

 

How to Master the Four Critical Areas of Being a Great Leader.

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