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Align talent to your

unique business needs

New Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Global Competency Framework

Attracting and building the right talent is imperative for long-term organizational success. Built on best practices and research from Korn Ferry companies Lominger, PDI NinthHouse, and Global Novations this innovative and advanced competency framework design helps target specific organizational levels, functions, industries, and business challenges.

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  • Innovative framework design allows for tailored model creation that targets your UNIQUE business needs.
  • Content based on more than 60 years of research so you can TRUST the impact in your organization.
  • Written using clear and simple language that ensures ACTIONABLE development at any organizational level. Download sample competency development content.
  • Globalized content available in multiple languages so talent can SUCCEED in a changing global environment.
  • The industry's top talent management consulting services are here to help build CONFIDENCE in your business success.

At a glance.

Comprised of 4 Factors, 12 Clusters and 38 Competencies, with associated Staged Behaviors and corresponding development guidance, an organization can implement the full comprehensive framework or a tailored model that fits specific organizational levels, functions, industries, and unique business challenges. 

Driven by the need to succeed in today’s volatile business environment, organizations require right and ready talent to successfully execute business strategy. This results in the necessity to configure a competency model that aligns with your talent strategy and business objectives to place you in a position to accomplish your business goals. 

Five steps to success.

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