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New Korn/Ferry Institute Book on 21 Leadership Characteristics for Career Success, and Five That Get You Fired

FYI For Insight(TM) Focuses on Building Self-Awareness for Career Success

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Korn/Ferry Institute today announced the release of FYI For Insight, the latest addition to the FYI/For Your Improvement portfolio of Leadership products. FYI For Insight starts individuals on a path toward improvement by building self-awareness.

The book serves as a guide to help individuals gain awareness, evolve to acceptance, and take action to improve career performance. Complementing the book is the FYI For Insight Self-Awareness Assessment, a complimentary online resource to help identify an individual's strengths and weaknesses, as well as potential blind spots.

FYI For Insight describes the core elements and importance of 26 key leadership characteristics; 21 that lead to success, and five that derail careers. "FYI For Insight will serve as an essential resource for those entering a new job, navigating a career transition, or struggling in their current position," said Kim Ruyle, Vice President of Research and Development for Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. "Each characteristic is covered in a dedicated chapter that reveals root causes, and provides guidance to increase self-awareness."

The book is based on data analysis compiled by Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting through the assessment of thousands of executives and managers, and provides easy-to-follow chapters and resources for reflection on personal career success, and improving leadership skills.

FYI For Insight includes:

  • The Book
    • Describes the 26 leadership characteristics for success, such as Making Complex Decisions, Creating the New and Different, and Managing Diverse Relationships; and the five characteristics that get you fired, including being Self-Centered and Too Narrow. Each chapter illustrates detailed descriptions of skilled, unskilled, and overused behaviors, and explores the most common reasons people struggle with a particular leadership characteristic.
  • Online Assessment
    • Offers a complimentary three-step 15 minute assessment and personalized report showing an individual's skill profile, gaps in self-awareness, and an overall self-awareness score.
  • Web Site
    • Includes positive and negative character sketches for the 26 characteristics, and suggested readings from experts for learning more about each leadership characteristic.

To order a copy of FYI For Insight, please visit http://store.lominger.com. Until Oct. 31, the book can be ordered for $60, a $15 savings off the $75 retail price. To take the complimentary FYI For Insight Self-Assessment, and view a sample chapter of the book, visit http://insight.lominger.com.

About The Korn/Ferry Institute

The Korn/Ferry Institute generates forward-thinking research and viewpoints that illuminate how talent advances business strategy. Since its founding in 2008, the institute has published scores of articles, studies and books that explore global best practices in organizational leadership and human capital development. For more information, visit www.kornferryinstitute.com.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), 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 www.kornferry.com for more information about Korn/Ferry International.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry Institute

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