Korn Ferry Study Reveals Significant Gap Between Need to Drive Strategic Change and Leaders’ Ability to Deliver

About the Study

Korn Ferry commissioned a comprehensive, global survey of views on leadership development in July and August of 2015. The survey generated more than 7,500 responses from 107 countries.

The breakdown of the respondents is as follows:

  • C-suite (26 percent)
  • VP/SVP/EVP (31 percent)
  • Director (27 percent)
  • Other (16 percent)

The Study shows that while the need for innovation and driving strategic change is critical to today’s executives, few believe they have the right leaders in place to effectively deliver on strategy.

Korn Ferry’s “Real World Leadership” study found that the executives’ top leadership development priority was developing leaders who can drive strategic change.

The study also found that executives may be their own biggest barrier to achieving leadership development success. Respondents, many of whom were executives, cited a lack of executive sponsorship as the largest barrier to successful implementation of leadership development programs.

Read more about the study here.

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