LOS ANGELES — Dec. 2, 2021 — Korn Ferry today announced the launch of a new book, “The Five Graces of Life and Leadership,” which captures the insights, imagery and emotions of the human side of leadership required in the new world of work.
Chockful of moving stories and illustrations, “The Five Graces of Life and Leadership” offers a thought-provoking exploration of leadership, emphasizing that it is only through grace that leaders will be able to lead, connect with and truly motivate their teams in today’s evolving workscape. As the holiday season kicks off, the new book serves as a gift to global leaders, offering an insightful narrative on five indispensable graces that will help guide their leadership and approach to inspiring and engaging employees in the New Year:
- Gratitude ― the attitude that elevates our spirits, boosts morale, and lifts our hearts
- Resilience ― the quality that allows us to achieve beyond our wildest dreams
- Aspiration ― the knowledge that we can make tomorrow better than today
- Courage ― the ability to understand and move beyond our fears
- Empathy ― the understanding needed to connect with others from their perspectives
“In today’s world, leadership is all about establishing community and connectivity so everyone can be part of something bigger than themselves,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry and author of the new book. “To have the grace to create this kind of leadership, we need greater self-awareness and genuine connection to others — particularly in this hybrid work environment where connections are increasingly more challenging to come by.”
“The Five Graces of Life and Leadership” offers an ideal message for managers, executives, and other business leaders doing their best to lead their teams through some of the most rapidly changing business and social environments we’ve seen in our lifetimes. It explores the power of authenticity and vulnerability when leading at work, at home and anywhere else.
About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.