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Four Dimensions of Leadership & Talent

Korn Ferry has created a unique language of talent to describe the success factors of workplace and leadership performance. Korn Ferry's Four Dimensions of Leadership & Talent underpins all of our solutions and products. Click the graphic below for an interactive view of KF4D.
- Competencies +
Building blocks of job performance.
Experiences
Getting beyond the résumé.
Traits
Strong but malleable.
Drivers
A renewable energy source.
Thought
Results
People
Self
Understanding the business
Making Complex Decisions
Creating the new and different
Taking initiative
Managing execution
focusing on performance
Building collaborative relationships
optimizing diverse talent
influencing people
Being authentic
Being Open
Being flexible and adaptable
Job Requirements
Perspective Building Experiences
Key Developmental Experiences
Equilibrium
Dependability
Humanity
Exploration
Presence
Composure
Optimism
Focus
Credibility
Humility
Social Sensitivity
Curiosity
Risk Taking
Sociability
Assertiveness
Power
Balance
Collaboration
Structure
Independence
Challenge
Power
The degree to which individuals are motivated by work-related status and extrinsic rewards. High scorers seek to climb to higher levels of visibility and responsibility within an organization, achieve a high income and acquire a high degree of influence. Low scorers are driven by intrinsic interest in one’s work and prefer to avoid high visibility/high pressure job roles.
Balance
The degree to which individuals are motivated by achieving a balance between work and personal life. High scorers prefer work-related flexibility, broadly defined self-development and prefer to avoid high stress life-defining job roles. Low scorers place career as top life-priority and a primary component of identity.
Collaboration
The degree to which individuals prefer work-related interdependence, group decision making, group-based goal setting and pursuit. High scorers prefer to be part of teams, build consensus, share responsibility and rely on social behavior for work-related success. Low scorers prefer work characterized by limited reliance on social behavior, independence and being primarily responsible for his/her own work and decisions.
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