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The Korn/Ferry Institute Announces Launch of New Periodical: Briefings on Talent & Leadership

November 30, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced the launch of its flagship periodical, The Korn/Ferry Institute's Briefings on Talent & Leadership. The quarterly magazine is dedicated to offering a fresh and unique perspective on the most pressing issues facing boards and the C-suite today, including CEO succession, governance and risk, talent development and leadership. The publication is targeted at a global audience of top corporate executives, opinion leaders, heads of government and academia.

Articles are written by Korn/Ferry consultants along with renowned journalists from the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Economist, Harvard Business Reviewand The Wall Street Journal, as well as distinguished authors and academics. Copies of Briefings will be available at select book retailers, newsstands and on NetJets aircraft starting December 8, 2009.

"Briefings on Talent & Leadership serves as a bold new voice on a range of leadership and global talent management issues," said Michael Distefano, chief marketing officer, Korn/Ferry International. "Our aim for this periodical is nothing less than audacious: to provide great insights to help leaders lead."

The first issue of Briefings includes an interview with American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth I. Chenault, a profile of Li & Fung Co-Chairman William Fung, a piece focusing on leadership guru Warren Bennis, and articles on succession planning at McDonald's, corporate governance and job creation in Europe. The magazine also includes research on human capital, leadership and talent, as well as book reviews.

Briefings' editor-in-chief is Joel Kurtzman, its publisher is Laurance Allen and its art director is Joannah Ralston. Kurtzman and Allen helped develop Strategy & Business and were respectively Editor and Publisher of the Harvard Business Review.

In conjunction with the launch of the print publication, the Institute has also created a related website, The site will feature content from each issue as well as original online content.

About The Korn/Ferry Institute

The Korn/Ferry Institute was founded to serve as a premier global voice on a range of talent management and leadership issues. The Institute commissions, originates and publishes groundbreaking research utilizing Korn/Ferry's unparalleled expertise in executive recruitment and talent development combined with its preeminent behavioral research library. The Institute is dedicated to improving the state of global human capital for businesses of all sizes around the world.

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 celebrating 40 years in business. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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