17 results for tag: Korn Ferry


A Teary Time

The pandemic is causing a lot more work-related crying. How both sides should handle the potential awkwardness.On a recent Zoom call with his team last month, Bill, a marketing manager, was in the middle of a normal meeting when he suddenly started choking ...
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Getting to the Other Side of This Crisis

To move forward, we need to be fully present in this difficult moment, says Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison. I will never forget the first time I got caught in an ocean riptide. I was young, and my first instinct was to swim to shore, as fast and as hard as I ...
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Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Mental Health Struggles?

Sarah remembers when she first told a boss about her mental health struggle. She had just learned she required medication for severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The shock of the diagnosis prompted her to say something. “I didn’t want ...
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The Right Way to Show Appreciation at Work

Research shows that just 45% of people feel appreciated at their job. People today have plenty of reason to be unhappy in the workplace. They’re working longer hours, experiencing loneliness at greater rates, and not seeing much financial gain to boot: ...
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The 2020 Decade for Workers: Is the Gig Up?

At some large firms, 50% of the workforce is comprised of independent contractors or freelancers. But that may change in the next decade. Over the last 30 years, the workplace has been pushing toward the gig economy. Pensions have disappeared, putting the ...
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When You Defy Your Department’s New Direction

Even the brightest employees can unknowingly back themselves into a corner by bucking their boss's vision. For the first three years of his job as a wealth manager, Kevin had always been one of the top performers on his team. But after the company underw...
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Can You Take Your Boss Down?

Recent public ousters of longtime bosses show that employees have more power than they did in the past. How to wield it wisely. For many professionals, the biggest pain point in their jobs isn’t the long hours or endless meetings. It’s their boss. ...
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5 Ways to Be Part of the Team

Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison on how to avoid being the last pick for your company's next great team. Put five, eight, 12 or more people together in a room, and it's a crapshoot as to how well they'll function as a team. The larger the group, the more ...
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Tame Your Triggers

Triggers shut down our ability to work, get along with people, and succeed. I was recently working with a client who came to our coaching call very upset. She said her business partner of many years had told her she was “not as smart” as him and that ...
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The Professional Way to Think on Your Feet

No, you can’t plan everything. But you can improve the way you respond to the unexpected at work. You’re presenting in a meeting when suddenly the most senior person in the room interrupts to ask a hard question. Your mind goes blank and you hear ...
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Stop Complaining: It Makes You Dumber

Ferry CEO Gary Burnison unpacks the (literal) brain damage complaining can cause. Airplanes, restaurants, the office...these are just a few of the worst places for spawning complainers. In the air, it comes from being strapped to a tiny seat next to ...
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The Dog Days of Summer: The Dead Office Syndrome

Experts say the savvy worker who's stuck in the office while most are away may have an edge. Indeed, the two weeks in December around the holidays and the month of August may be the most popular times for office workers to hit the road, whether ...
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