Korn Ferry: Who Do You Want to Be?

Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison says today’s trying times give people a chance to take new perspectives on work and life.

Our worlds are getting smaller as the lines between work and home blur. What’s normal is anything but these days. The walls of our daily existence are caving in on us.

Scary and disruptive, yes, but also transformative. As we turn inward, we have an opportunity to examine who we are, who we will become, and how we want to be known in this crisis and beyond.

A new normal for my family is taking a break every day at around one o’clock. We step away from whatever we’re doing—from remote work and conference calls to online high school and college classes—to have lunch together. Over the past three weeks, our conversations have evolved. First, it was all about the moment (who needed what and the next grocery store expedition). Now, it’s about the moment we are trying to reach.

Here are five thoughts to consider:

  • The moment of self-truth.
  • From me to we.
  • When priorities shift.
  • There is always a way.
  • "Take a load off."

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