Kevin Cashman

Best-selling author, Thought Leader and World-class Speaker.


Kevin Cashman is a best-selling author, top-ten thought leader, world-class speaker, global CEO coach and pioneer of the grow the whole person to grow the whole leader approach to integrated leadership development. He is the founder of the Chief Executive Institute, referred to as the Mayo Clinic of executive development by Fast Company magazine. He also founded LeaderSource, recognized as one of the top three leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource joined Korn/Ferry International, where Kevin is now Senior Partner, CEO and Executive Development. 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 Awakening the Leader Within and Leadership from the Inside Out, named the #1 best-selling business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and is now used at over 100 universities globally. His latest book, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, will be published in Fall, 2012 by Berrett Koehler. 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 the former leadership columnist for and has been named as one of the Top 10 Thought Leaders by Leadership Excellence Magazine for several years. Mr. Cashman holds a degree in psychology from St. John's University and is an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota Executive Education program. He is a senior fellow in the Caux Round Table, a global consortium of CEOs dedicated to enhancing principle-based leadership internationally, and a board member for the University of St. Thomas' Center for Ethical Business Cultures fostering ethical leadership in corporations.