- CEO & Executive Development
- Keynote Speaking
Kevin Cashman is Senior Partner at Korn Ferry, specializing in CEO & Executive Development and Keynote Speaking. He is a pioneer of the “grow the whole person to grow the whole leader” approach to integrated leadership development. He is the founder of the Executive to Leader Institute® and Chief Executive Institute™, referred to as the “Mayo Clinic” of executive development by Fast Company, and now offered at six locations globally. He also founded LeaderSource, recognized as one of the top three leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource joined Korn Ferry.
Kevin has advised thousands of senior executives and senior teams in more than 60 countries worldwide. He is an accomplished thought leader on topics of personal, team, and organizational transformation. He has written six books including the classic, Leadership from the Inside Out, the #1 best-selling business book of 2000 for 800-CEO-READ and now used by over 100 universities globally. His latest book, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, is also a bestseller and has received numerous Book of the Year awards. The 20th Anniversary Edition of Leadership from the Inside Out will be published in 2017.
Kevin has written scores of articles on leadership and talent management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Human Resource Executive, Fast Company, Strategy & Leadership, Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio, and other national media. He is a leadership columnist for Forbes.com and has been named as one of the Top 10 Thought Leaders globally by Leadership Excellence and one of the Top Ten Executive Coaches by GlobalGurus.org.
In 2016, the worldwide Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) presented Kevin with its prestigious Gardner W. Heidrick Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in transforming the recruiting industry through leadership development.
Kevin holds a degree in psychology from St. John’s University and is an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota Executive Education program. He serves as a senior fellow of the Caux Roundtable, a global consortium of CEOs dedicated to enhancing principle-based leadership internationally. He is a board member for the Center for Ethical Business Cultures fostering ethical leadership in corporations. Kevin is also the founder and thought leader for the highly popular Transformational Leadership Group on LinkedIn.