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Leadership Practices Inventory

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The Leadership Practices Inventory is a best-selling and trusted leadership tool. This product approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, this popular 360-degree assessment tool helps individuals and organizations measure their leadership competencies while guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner's acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model to real-life organizational challenges.

Leadership Practices Inventory

How It Works

The Leadership Practices Inventory helps individuals appreciate how others see their leadership behavior and understand how to use that information to become the most effective leader possible. A short, 10-step assessment guides participants through the process of understanding their LPI feedback report. Readers are then provided instructions, information, questions, and forms to record their observations and interpretations while analyzing feedback and developing personal action plans.

The fifth edition of the Leadership Practices Inventory offers:

  • A fresh, modern look to the materials, including the feedback reports
  • A group comparison report page
  • A shorter workbook specifically designed for debriefing and understanding the Feedback Report
  • The latest data on the model
  • An updated facilitator's guide that focuses on LPI administration, debrief, and how a facilitator can develop one's leaders from there.

Uses and Applications

You should use the Leadership Practices Inventory to examine first impressions, explore consistences and seek clarifications, find patterns and listen for messages, focus on your developmental efforts, imagine your ideal future self, and overcome barriers and concerns. The Leadership Practices Inventory gives participants the skills to master the five practices of the Exemplary Leadership Model:

  1. Model the way
  2. Inspire a shared vision
  3. Challenge the process
  4. Enable others to act
  5. Encourage the heart

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Leadership Practices Inventory assessment, participants will:

  • Understand how to develop effective leadership skills
  • Measure leadership competencies
  • Comprehend the five practices of the Exemplary Leadership Model
  • Discover how to apply practices to organizational challenges

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment

Target Audience: Managers and supervisors

Measures: How well managers and supervisors encourage employees through inspiring leadership

Dimensions: Leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and team-building

Time Required: One to two hours

What to Order

Facilitation Set: Order One Per Trainer.

The Leadership Challenge Facilitation Set includes background information, administrative guidelines, step-by-step workshop outline, and sample participant materials all delivered on a single USB drive.

Workbook 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The Workbook serves as a comprehensive takeaway and includes critical content, worksheets, and forms used during the workshop.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The Paper Assessment is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for manual scoring.

Observer Form 5-Pack: We recommend ordering 3-4 observer forms for each of your participants.

The Observer Form is designed to check the accuracy of a coach's perception of their style by allowing the coach to see how their coaches perceive their style.

About the Authors

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are the bestselling coauthors of the Leadership Practices Inventory, this 360-degree assessment tool based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. They also developed the highly-acclaimed The Leadership Challenge, Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, Encouraging the Heart, A Leader's Legacy, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership.

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