Here’s the No. 1 Reason Workers Are Seeking New Jobs In 2017

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By Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief, Hunt Scanlon Media, originally posted on HuntScanlon.com on February 6, 2017. 

You might hate your boss or think you’re not paid enough, but if you lack a challenge in your professional life that’s the likely trigger to start you on the path to working someplace else. Here’s why.

The primary reason professionals are seeking new jobs in 2017 is to find a more challenging position. The quest for greater compensation comes in almost dead last as a reason to leave, according to a new global survey by Korn Ferry.

In the survey of nearly 2,000 professionals, nearly three quarters (73 percent) said that if they plan on being in the job market this year, it’s because they’re looking for a challenge. Trailing far behind, nine percent said they are looking because they either don’t like their company or their efforts aren’t being recognized, while five percent said their compensation is too low, and four percent said they don’t like their boss.

“These results mirror study after study Korn Ferry has done that show money is not the key motivator for employees,” said Kevin Cashman, senior partner at Korn Ferry. “Professionals who have progressed in their careers have done so for another reason. They’re passionate about what they do and need to feel that they are being pushed professionally and continually learning new skills.”

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Exploring the Power of Pause – New Podcast with Kevin Cashman and Innovation Ecosystem

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“Managers assert drive and control to get things done; leaders pause to discover new ways of being and achieving.”

~ Kevin Cashman, The Pause Principle

Let’s pause… take a breath… reflect on the day, on the week, on the month. Let’s create space for our minds to process, our moods to level and our thoughts to mingle.

This episode’s guest wrote a book on this phenomenon based on his extensive experience coaching, advising and researching leaders in some of the world’s largest companies. Kevin Cashman is a best-selling author, top-ten thought leader, keynote speaker, global CEO coach and pioneer of the ‘grow the whole person to grow the whole leader’ approach to transformative leadership. He is the founder of LeaderSource Ltd and the Chief Executive Institute™, recognized as one of the top three leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource joined Korn Ferry, where Kevin is now Senior Partner, CEO & Executive Development.

As a thought-leader on topics of personal, team and organisational transformation, he has written six outstanding books on these topics including Awakening the Leader Within, and Leadership from the Inside Out, which was named the #1 business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and is now used at over 100 universities globally. He has written numerous articles for the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Strategy & Leadership, and Directors & Boards Magazine among others. His latest book, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, is the culmination of many years researching and working with some of the world’s most successful executives and CEOs: it explores how leaders, and indeed all of us, must deal with the complexities of the highly globalised and digitised world in which we live by stepping back and taking time to reflect, observe and, essentially, “smell the roses”. The book provides a practical process that individuals, teams and organisations can apply to inspire personal growth, developing others and providing space for innovation.

In today’s episode, Kevin and Mark discuss the rationale and research behind The Pause Principle which aligns strongly with the notion of “creating space” explored by previous guests like David Allen, Lisa Bodell and Heiko Fischer, among others; about Kevin’s new interest in the concept of “story mastery”; and finally some fresh insights into the qualities of a great versus a good leader.

 

Korn Ferry Hay Group Program Recognized with Leadership Excellence Award

Executive to Leader Institute Awarded with Best Global/International Leadership Program Honor

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2016 – The Hay Group division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, has announced that one of its flagship programs is the recipient of the prestigious Leadership Excellence Awards, which acknowledge the best leadership programs and executives in the United States. Produced by HR.com, the awards salute the top 10 percent of applicants across 34 categories.

The “Best Global/International Leadership Program” award honor was given to Korn Ferry Hay Group’s Executive to Leader Institute.

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Paul Laudicina’s Article – Go Tell It On The Mountain

In this article by Paul Laudicina, chairman emeritus of A.T. Kearney and chairman of its Global Business Policy Council, Laudicina provokes us to consider the challenge of leadership if “the ‘End of Power’ as we’ve known it has happened.”  As Laudicina says, in order for leaders to convert ideas to action, they will need to be anchored in humility, openness, and authenticity, and they will need to integrate 3 forms of power—personal, contribution and relational.

Read the full article here.

 

On Becoming a Warren Bennis Leader

In our work with leaders, no one has had a more profound influence than Warren Bennis. The breadth and depth of his legacy are too vast to represent here, but his core teachings are clear and foundational.

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How Your “Always Busy” Pace Is Ruining Your Decision-Making

Think about it. When do you get your best ideas? To be truly productive, to optimize our capacities for creative solutions, innovations and transformative leadership capabilities, we need to pause to connect to values and purpose, then lead forward more powerfully.

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Five Enduring Leadership Lessons

With the recent death of Warren Bennis, “the father of leadership,” we have been reflecting on the significance of his passing and what he has “passed along” to all of us. In our work with leaders, if there is an influence that has touched us most profoundly, it is the work and presence of Warren Bennis. The five enduring lessons identified here can’t possibly capture the breadth and depth of his legacy, but they attempt to represent his foundational principles.

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NPR Morning Edition: People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

This new research study connects having a purpose in life to greater wellbeing and a longer lifespan.

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Pause to Lead Forward: The Paradoxical Leadership Breakthrough — a manifesto written for ChangeThis.com

“The demanding pace for global leaders has never been more challenging. Digitally connected every moment, we are increasingly tied to a 24-hour global clock. This is the ‘new normal.’

We are expected to perform continually in the face of global crises and multifaceted pressures, including downsizing, mergers and the accompanying stresses and expectations. The list of demands, personal and professional, never ends. Could it be that going faster and driving harder are not the answers? Could there be another way to sustain high performance? Could it be that the source of our real value as leaders might come from different thinking and different choices rather than from perpetuation of the incessant pace we strain to maintain?”

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Forbes.com: Return On Self-Awareness: Research Validates The Bottom Line Of Leadership Development

The phrase nosce teipsum, know thyself, has been a classic theme throughout history.  We discover it in the writings of great thinkers, such as Socrates, Ovid, Cicero, in the sayings of the Seven Sages of Greece, on the entrance to the Temple of Apollo, in early Christian writings, in Vedic literature, and in Taoist texts…

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