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Korn/Ferry Institute Announces New Edition of Classic Leadership Development Book

March 2, 2009
LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- - Fifth Edition of Lominger's FYI For Your Improvement(TM) Introduces New Research-Based Content to Identify Leadership Development Needs -

LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Korn/Ferry Institute today announced that Lominger, a Korn/Ferry company, has released the fifth edition of its popular FYI For Your Improvement book series. The FYI For Your Improvement(TM) books offer a set of easy-to-use development and coaching tools for executives looking to cultivate their leadership skills. Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) is a premier global provider of talent management solutions.


The fifth edition introduces new content that makes it even easier to identify development needs and create targeted development plans. The book is a result of more than 50 years of research and experience and provides easy-to-follow chapters and tips for lifelong improvement in leadership.

"We are excited to offer the fifth edition of FYI as the latest product in our book series," said Kim Ruyle, vice president of product development for Korn/Ferry International. "The step-by-step guide to development planning and sample development plans featured in the book are beneficial for anyone from line managers and corporate supervisors to career coaches and mentors, while the leadership competencies really offer a common language for leadership and development."

Notable additions to FYI's fifth edition include:

-- Remedy questions written as diagnostic questions and action statements so it is easy to identify a development need and transfer a remedy directly onto the development plan.

-- Develop-in-place assignments added to competencies, stallers and stoppers, and global focus areas that allow individuals to develop without having to change jobs.

-- Developmental difficulty ratings that show how difficult it would be for a typical professional person to develop any of the 67 competencies as well as the average skill rating of the general population for each competency.

-- Development planning templates that lets learners organize their plan on an easy-to-use two-page template.

-- Updated suggested reading lists, new quotes and an easy-to-use index that helps learners and coaches look up common development themes or development needs.

FYI's fifth edition also follows the series theme with a deep-dive look at the 67 Leadership Competencies developed by Lominger, in addition to providing an overview of 19 Career Stallers and Stoppers and 7 Global Focus Areas.

For more information or to order a copy of the latest edition of FYI For Your Improvement, please visit A sample chapter is also available at

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 Lominger

Founded in 1991 by Robert W. Eichinger, Ph.D. and Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D., Lominger produces a suite of competency-based leadership development resources for individuals, teams, and organizations. In August 2006, Lominger joined the Korn/Ferry International family of companies.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), with more than 90 offices in 40 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit

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