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Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential - KFALP

This leadership assessment is designed to identify candidates who possess the highest potential for success in a leadership role.

Cognitive and learning agilities are highlighted as the most significant predictors of leadership performance.

Are you adaptable, curious, focused, tolerant of diversity in thought and ethnicity, and able to work well regardless of the uncertainty of job parameters?

If these are primary elements of your character, then the chances are good that you will achieve a high rating on the leadership potential assessment. When answering test questions, keep the learning agility focus in mind.

Other factors highly rated as important in successful leaders include: experience, self-awareness, leadership traits, inherent interest in taking the lead, problem-solving skills, and the propensity to avoid project derailment.

Here is a diagram of important leadership skills (taken from the full PrepPack):

Korn Ferry Leadership Assessment


Here are some statements that you may encounter in a Korn Ferry Manager Personality Test.

You will be asked to indicate to which extent you agree or disagree with them

I prefer to be the one who makes the final decision.

I am good at organizing others.

People usually look up to me.

In these three statements, you can infer there is a common theme;
Strong agreement in all three categories will suggest a dominant character - which is a strong indication of good leadership.

In our complete preparation pack, you'll get a chance to practice a full personality test, coupled with a thorough study guide that will teach you the best way to answer every statement and what to avoid.


Korn Ferry Four-Dimensional (KF4D) Executive Assessment

Within the structure of the four Korn Ferry dimensions characterizing high-performing leaders, the company places significant emphasis on learning agility and personal energy in this most-often-administered assessment.

"Personal energy can be measured in terms of traits such as persistence, assertiveness, drive to achieve, and so forth.

This one is also called "Korn Ferry Unsupervised Internet Test" or "Korn Ferry UIT".

Here is a diagram of Korn Ferry Four Dimensions of Leadership and Talent: (Taken from Korn Ferry's website)

Four Dimensions


In addition, this assessment includes an aptitude section, the Korn Ferry cognitive test, that assesses skills such as:

Problem-solving, mathematical calculations, decision-making, strategic thinking, world view, business comprehension, and interpersonal communication abilities.

Korn Ferry viaEdge

As a self-assessment, the viaEdge test is presented in an online, self-administered format. This exam's primary focus is on learning agility: This is the essential skill of high-potential leaders in learning from work situations and quickly adapting to new circumstances.

The viaEdge is used as a tool for hiring the best leadership talent, promotion of that talent through company ranks, and identifying managers who fit the requisites of international managerial positions.

While taking this test, expect a range of agility questions, including: Mental, change, people, and results. Immediate adaptation to situational changes is necessary for effective leadership and you will find many of the viaEdge items assessing this particular skill.

This is a 30-minute test that secondarily stresses self-awareness. Companies are looking for executives with a clear view of their own strengths, weaknesses, skill sets, and areas that are in need of heightened perception.

How To Pass The Korn Ferry Leadership Assessment Test?

You can thoroughly prepare for Korn Ferry assessments by working on practice tests; studying Q&A analysis; reading a study guide to arrive at a better understanding of both the focus behind the questions and the rationale for expected answers; and learning strategic testing tips.

Practicing sample tests has been found to decrease exam anxiety and increase accuracy and speed. Knowing what to expect before you begin your actual Korn Ferry leadership exam goes a long way toward optimizing your test results.

Our site provides an affordable and thorough Korn Ferry Assessment test preparation with a customized package which includes: Korn Ferry practice tests, a study guide, test tips, and more.

With this PrepPack™ you can start improving your chances of passing the test and landing the job you want.

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Korn Ferry Assessment Free Practice

In this Korn Ferry Assessment example below, you will find four different responses available, and you must decide how you would best respond to the scenario.

SJT sample question:

You are a department manager, and you have thought of a new procedure you believe would improve the work process. Some employees in your department agree with the change, and some don't.
One of your employees voices their criticism to your director.

What would you do in this situation?

Response #1: You decide to ignore the criticism to avoid conflict.

This response is a passive response, inappropriate for a managerial role.

Avoiding conflict in this scenario shows poor managerial skills, specifically maintaining authority, as you take no disciplinary action against your employee's misconduct.

Response #2: You reprimand the employee for going over your head to the director. You dismiss the criticism and work to promote your idea with even more enthusiasm.

This response is an active response as you tackle the problem head-on by reprimanding the problematic team member.

However, this response shows you are not open to criticism, since you promote your idea with even more enthusiasm, as opposed to listening and discussing the criticism.

Response #3: You meet the employee to discuss their criticism and explain that bypassing your authority is unacceptable.

This response is another active response.
Like response #2, here you address bypassing your authority.

However, this response is open to discussing the criticism and is therefore a better response. This response reflects your ability to be assertive, while exhibiting your social skills. It is therefore the best response.

Response #4: Employees' trust in their manager is important, so to keep your employees satisfied, you implement only some changes.

This response shows your inability to maintain authority and a lack of managerial skills, as you ignore your employee's misconduct, do not address the issue, and 'give in' (so to speak) to the demands of your employees.

In our full preparation package you will get hundreds of questions and drills with full explanations, so you will know exactly how to answer each question you will encounter. 

Here is an example of a question from the aptitude section of the assessment - it is called Raven style matrigmas.

The drawings in the box go together in a certain way. Choose the drawing that goes in the missing box.

Korn Ferry Assessment Practice


Drawing A
Drawing B
Drawing C
Drawing D
Drawing E
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is D. Identify the image which completes the pattern by examining how the series of shapes change across the rows and down the columns within the matrix. The direction in which you examine the question should depend on where you can most easily visualize the relationship.

Across the rows, all of the triangles remain in the same position:
The first row contains a triangle with a right angle at the bottom-left corner.
The second row contains a triangle with a right angle at the top-left corner.
The third row contains a triangle with a right angle at the top-right corner.
Down the columns, the background color and shape color remain the same:
The first column contains blue shapes in a yellow background.
The second column contains white shapes in a blue background.
The third column contains blue shapes in a white background.
Since the empty square is located in the bottom row in the third column, we can assume that the figure will be a blue triangle in a white background. The right angle will be located in the top-right corner of the square. Answer choice D is the correct answer.



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What Are The Korn Ferry Tests?

In the world of executive assessments, Korn Ferry is considered to be the global leader. This company aims to align the specific leadership position requisites with the matching candidate.

In addition to its four-dimensional set of factors, Korn Ferry has identified four primary leadership styles: task-focused, intellectual, participative, and social.

Focused on leadership in the present world, some of the highlighted Korn Ferry Leadership elements include:

  • Traits/Dispositions - patience, logic and reasoning, risk of derailment, assertiveness, risk-taking, self-confidence
  • Experiences - leadership-related tasks in employment history
  • Competencies - interpersonal relations, decision-making, work-related skills


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