FYI For Your Improvement™ surpasses one million copies in print

Korn/Ferry powered by LOMINGER talent management resource now being used by more than one third of Fortune 500

LOS ANGELES, September 12, 2012 - Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) today announced reaching the milestone achievement of exceeding one million copies of FYI For Your Improvement ™ books in print.  The industry-leading talent management resource, currently produced in eight languages and now in its fifth edition, was first introduced in 1996.

FYI is an essential how-to guide for career development that focuses on identifying and improving the 67 Lominger “competencies” – developable skills related to a person’s success on the job.  The competencies include behavioral skills, technical skills, personal attributes (such as Intellectual Horsepower #30), and attitudes (like Patience - #41) which are distinct from one another and measurable through formal assessment.  Originally developed by Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo, the Lominger competencies are grounded in decades of research and power world-class leadership development and talent management programs around the globe.

“Korn/Ferry and Lominger are very pleased FYI has made such a strong, lasting impact on so many organizations,” said George Hallenbeck, Vice President of Intellectual Property at Korn/Ferry International.  “FYI works because it builds a common language that applies to any industry, any organization, and any motivated adult with a development need.”

International Paper is one of thousands of organizations that have made FYI the standard for their leadership development programs. 

FYI For Your Improvement is a must-have for any organization building or maintaining a successful talent management program,” said Ed Garrison, Director of Leadership and Talent Programs at International Paper.  “We’ve been using FYI For Your Improvement to provide a common language for talent development since 1998.  It’s laid the foundation for clear and concise communication among our employees, allowing them to have deeper and more impactful feedback conversations. This has led to customized action plans, career growth, and more successful employees.”

Learn more about FYI For Your Improvement™ and related products and services by visiting the Korn/Ferry powered by LOMINGER website at, or contact customer service at 1-877-345-3610 (U.S. & Canada), 1-952-345-3610 (International), or

For more information on competency-based talent management, read the complimentary white paper “Best Practices in Developing and Implementing Competency Models” published by Korn/Ferry Institute.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.