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Korn/Ferry Earns No. 1 Ranking in Leadership Development

November 3, 2010
Leadership and Talent Consulting Team Cited as 'Personalities with a Perspective' by CEO and Editor of Leadership Excellence Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has earned the No. 1 position on the 2010 Best in Leadership Development ranking of consultants, trainers, and coaches from Leadership Excellence magazine. This is the second consecutive year Korn/Ferry's Leadership and Talent Consulting team has topped the list.

"We rank Korn/Ferry number one in 2010 Leadership Development capabilities primarily because of the impressive results they achieve with their clients," shared Ken Shelton, CEO and Editor of Leadership Excellence magazine.

Korn/Ferry's Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business works in partnership with CEOs and CHROs to link their business strategy with their talent strategy. Leadership/executive development is a core element of LTC's client solutions, which also include strategic alignment and organizational effectiveness, and talent management and performance management.

"In today's fast changing world, leaders must become increasingly agile, constantly building their own capabilities and those of their talent pipeline," commented Ana Dutra, CEO of Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent consulting. "Our clients come to LTC because we know how to grow effective leaders from the C-Suite down. It's wonderful to be recognized, now two years in a row, for our client work from such a prestigious publication as Leadership Excellence."

The Best in Leadership Development rankings are based on multiple components such as:

  • Strength and alignment of mission and vision to desired strategic outcomes
  • Breadth and depth of client involvement
  • Metrics-based accountability/ROI
  • Program design and content credibility
  • Qualifications and effectiveness of leadership development facilitators
  • Sustainable and tangible take home value for client
  • Impact of program on stakeholders

Earlier this year, two Korn/Ferry LTC consultants were recognized by Leadership Excellence as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in management and leadership: Kevin Cashman and Terry Bacon.

Shelton summed up his perspective on Korn/Ferry's strategic advantage, "Korn/Ferry's impressive results reflect the quality of their consultants - seasoned men and women who are personalities with a perspective, each unique and yet unified in their purpose. Beyond being world-class thought leaders, they deliver top-to-bottom results, operating in the realm of practical-idealists."

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, develop, retain, and sustain their talent. Visit

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