Leadership Practices Inventory
LPI 360 Feedback Report

Leadership Practices Inventory: LPI

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) has been called the "most reliable and valid instrument for leadership development" by the Center for Creative Leadership. The LPI is an empirical assessment tool, which has been used with over 250,000 leaders and more than a million of their constituents. More than 120 scientific studies have consistently confirmed the reliability and validity of the LPI and the Kouzes-Posner leadership framework on which it is based.

The LPI measures 30 behaviors which have stood the test of time: ongoing research by Kouzes and Posner for almost two decades has proven that leaders engage in these 30 behaviors when they are performing at their very best. The more frequently leaders exhibit these behaviors, the more one attributes to them the qualities of leadership. The 30 behaviors are distilled in The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

  1. Model the Way
  2. Inspire a Shared Vision
  3. Challenge the Process
  4. Enable Others to Act
  5. Encourage the Heart

"Leadership development tools come and go, but for two decades the 360-degree LPI from Kouzes and Posner endures, and for good reason. When implemented with their development and organization culture building system, it’s simply the best!"
—Brent Green, Ph.D., Director, Organization Effectiveness, McKesson Corporation

The LPI is a 360 assessment, providing powerful feedback from a variety of Observers which are selected by the Leader taking the assessment. Observers include manager(s), direct reports, colleagues and other stakeholders. It takes a Leader or Observer 15-20 minutes to complete the 30-item LPI online.

Leadership Practices Inventory LPI 360 Feedback Report
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This assessment is available for purchase on its own, or as part of a coaching session. It is also available as part of a 1/2 day workshop for your team.

Also available:

Re-assessment Report (To see changes in behavior from the original LPI assessment.)
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Group Assessment Report (Combined ratings for a group of leaders in your organization.)
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LPI Individual Report
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LPI Self (Paper Assessment)
To order your online LPI, contact us. You will receive your confidential report and a thorough debrief session to help you create an action plan for your leadership development, based on the LPI results.