Korn/Ferry Explores the Impact of Fear on Leadership in Breakthrough New Book, 'No Fear of Failure'By Kornferry International, PRNE
Sunday, May 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2011 - -From the C-suite to the Boardroom, From the Battlefield to the Gridiron,
Book Captures Compelling Insights from 12 of today's Foremost Leaders Across
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent
management solutions, today announced the publication of No Fear of Failure:
Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change
(www.nofearoffailure.com), published by Jossey-Bass. The book takes
readers behind-the-scenes and offers exclusive access to 12 of the world's
prominent leaders - giving insight on the attributes that have driven their
success and how they have personally dealt with fear and failure.
Authored by Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry, the book provides a
front-seat view into leadership at the highest levels - from the world of
business and politics to education and philanthropy. In one-on-one,
face-to-face conversations, each leader in No Fear of Failure gives a
first-person account of how they handled (often very publicly) war, economic
downturn, corporate turnover and even retirement.
"One of the amazing similarities these leaders share is a deep inner
serenity that comes from accepting the inevitability of failure. Success
instilled confidence in each of them, but their failures imparted wisdom,"
explained Burnison. "Unfortunately, humans cannot see the future; tragedies
occur and failure happens. However, it's not what you do at the moment of
failure, it's what you do after that counts."
The book includes compelling interviews with Michael Bloomberg (New York
City Mayor), Carlos Slim (entrepreneur and the world's richest man), Indra
Nooyi (CEO of PepsiCo), Vicente Fox (former president of Mexico), Drew Gilpin
Faust (first female president of Harvard University), Eli Broad (billionaire
philanthropist), Anne Mulcahy (former CEO of Xerox), Lt. General Franklin L.
"Buster" Hagenbeck (retired superintendent of West Point and three-star
general who led ground forces in Afghanistan), Coach John McKissick (the most
wins of any coach in football), Liu Chuanzhi (founder of Lenovo in China),
Daniel Vasella (chairman of Novartis) and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (former CEO of
"With brilliance and clarity drawn from first-hand experience with some
of the world's most celebrated leaders, Gary Burnison has written one of the
most important and useful books for 21st century leaders," said Warren
Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, USC.
About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia
Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of
talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array
of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their
talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry
International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought
leadership, intellectual property and research.
Lindsey Koh of Korn/Ferry International, +1-310-556-8532, Lindsey.koh at kornferry.com
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