Canadian Executives are world's most trusting of corporate leaders:
Korn/Ferry Confidence in Leadership Index

Surveyed Executives in Canada most trust their corporate leaders to follow ethical business practices, according to worldwide index

TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - The Korn/Ferry Institute's Confidence in Leadership Index shows that Canadian executives were the most likely to trust their own corporate leadership to follow ethical business practices, compared to other nations.

In Korn/Ferry Institute's Confidence in Leadership Index, Canada ranked highly in most categories, including credibility of leadership (tied for second), CEO credibility (second), and trust in leadership (first).

At the same time, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom did not fare as well when it came to corporate direction. In the opinion of executives, corporate leadership in these three countries is moving just slightly in the wrong direction. North America-wide this represented a 10-point improvement in the level of optimism, but nonetheless remained negative.

Jeff Rosin, President of Korn/Ferry Canada: "We see an extremely high level of confidence in Canadian corporate leadership. Canadian executives place at or near the top in every category of confidence. Canada has weathered the recession far better than most other countries and corporate confidence is reflecting this. Similarly, Canada's tradition of ethical corporate behaviour is paying dividends in corporate trust."

The study focuses on opinions of global executives about the leadership within their organizations. More information on the Index can be found in the global release from Korn/Ferry International.

About The Korn/Ferry Institute

The Korn/Ferry Institute was founded to serve as a premier global voice on a range of talent management and leadership issues. The Institute commissions, originates and publishes groundbreaking research utilizing Korn/Ferry's unparalleled expertise in executive recruitment and talent development combined with its preeminent behavioral research library. The Institute is dedicated to improving the state of global human capital for businesses of all sizes around the world.

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 celebrating 40 years in business. 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 on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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