The Leadership Journey: How to Master the Four Critical Areas of Being a Great Leader
The Leadership Journey charts a course through four critical areas of being a great leader. Written by Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison, this book brings world-renown people and talent development expertise to bear in a discussion about 'good' versus 'great' leadership. Successful leadership at any level is about getting results, but how do the best of the best manage to consistently deliver bigger and better things? This book shares the 'secret sauce' of successful leadership, and provides an actionable framework for discovering—and developing—your own leadership skills and potential. Anyone can have the right hands-on skills, but true leadership finesse lies in the much tougher realm of developing self-awareness to lead yourself first ('Look in the Mirror'); navigating by a fixed point of personal and organizational purpose ('Embody Purpose'); journeying with others who want to follow you ('Don't Walk Alone'); and plotting a course that's beyond the line of sight of what everyone sees ('Navigate Beyond the Horizon'). By distilling the broad and complex topic of leadership into highly accessible points and discussions, The Leadership Journey is perfect traveling companion for everyone along the leadership path.
Effective leaders help people do more—and become more—than even they ever thought possible. This book gives you a practical framework for becoming the kind leader your team needs to succeed.
- Master the key elements of great leadership
- Understand why hard skills aren't enough
- Learn how to motivate and lead others
- Achieve more by helping others inspire and empower themselves
Grounded in practical and proven real-world experience, this invaluable guide packs a powerful punch. When it comes to great leadership, reaching your destination requires a precise, well-planned journey that covers all critical ground. The Leadership Journey gives you a clear roadmap with expert direction and world-class advice.
Introduction A Leader’s Path 8
Look in the Mirror 18
Lead Yourself 22
Radiate Purposeful Passion 28
Embody Purpose 34
Start with the “Why” 39
Define the “How” 44
Don’t Walk Alone 50
It’s all About the People 55
Celebrate… Always 60
You are the Message 64
Be in the Moment 69
Navigate Beyond the Horizon 72
Don’t be the Pilot of the Inevitable 77
Anticipating Beyond the Known 82
Course Corrections in Real Time 86
Be the Catalyst of Curiosity 92
Destination Leadership 94
The Leader’s Journey of Influence 100
GARY D. BURNISON is Chief Executive Officer of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. Gary is the New York Times bestselling author of No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change, and other bestselling leadership titles. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, FOX Business, and Bloomberg TV, and is regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, and other international news outlets.