The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) is the best-selling and most trusted leadership tool of its generation. Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the third edition of this celebrated instrument package approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviours. This 360-degree leadership assessment tool helps individuals and organisations 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 organisational challenges.
Leaders complete the Leadership Practices Inventory-Self, rating themselves on the frequency with which they think they engage in each of the thirty behaviours. Five to ten other people—typically selected by the leaders—complete the Leadership Practices Inventory-Observer questionnaire, rating the leaders on the frequency with which they think they engage in each behaviour. Respondents can indicate their relationship to the leader—manager, co-worker or peer, direct report, or other observer—but, with the exception of the leader’s manager, all the observers’ feedback is anonymous. The Leadership Practices Inventory is available in paper and online form.
Give your leaders the skills to master The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and the 10 commitments:
Practice 1: Model the Way
Commitment #1: Find Your Voice by clarifying your personal values?.
Commitment #2: Set the Example by aligning actions with shared values.
Practice 2: Inspire a Shared Vision
Commitment #3: Envision the Future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities.
Commitment #4: Enlist Others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations.
Practice 3: Challenge the Process
Commitment #5: Search for Opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow, and improve.
Commitment #6: Experiment and Take Risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes.
Practice 4: Enable Others to Act
Commitment #7: Foster Collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust.
Commitment #8: Strengthen Others by sharing power and discretion.
Practice 5: Encourage the Heart
Commitment #9: Recognise Contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence.
Commitment #10: Celebrate the Values and Victories by creating a spirit of community.
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The Leadership Practices Inventory Reliability
Items in the Leadership Practices Inventory are highly correlated within each scale and test-retest reliability is high. Internal reliability, as measured by Cronbach’s Alpha, is strong, with all scales above the .75 level. Empirical tests of differences between leaders (using the Leadership Practices Inventory-Self form) and their constituents (using the Leadership Practices Inventory-Observer form) reveal no statistically significant differences (at the .001 level of probability) between these two groups on Challenging and Modelling. While statistically significant, the mean differences between these two groups on Inspiring, Enabling, and Encouraging have little practical significance, except to note that leaders view themselves as engaging slightly less in Inspiring and Encouraging, and slightly more in Enabling, than do their constituents.??A five-factor solution for the Leadership Practices Inventory (both the Self and Observer versions) was generated by a factor analysis, using principal component analysis with varimax rotation and Kaiser normalisation. While some statements loaded on more than one factor, their highest loading was generally with the other statements conceptualised as comprising that factor (scale). These results provide continued empirical support for these various leadership behaviours to be conceptualised within five practices (challenging, inspiring, enabling, modelling, and encouraging).
The Leadership Practices Inventory Validity
Scores on the Leadership Practices Inventory relate significantly to other measures of leadership.
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The Leadership Practices Inventory Feedback and Coaching
The Effective Insights has a team of certified coaches and psychologists to help you role out and give feedback with ongoing coaching to the leaders in your organisation. Coaching can face to face or phone based depending on the locations of your team members.
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- Raised self awareness of leadership impact
- Precise feedback on leadership strengths & development areas
- A clear plan of leadership competence development
- LPI 360 Feedback Report
- TLC Practice Workbook
- 30 minutes per person to complete the survey
- 20 minutes per rate to give feedback
- 90 minutes for 1 on 1 feedback OR 4 hours for half day combined leadership development / feedback workshop
- Fees for 360 assessment & feedback coaching
- One person for 1 on 1 360 assessment & feedback
- 18 participants for combined leadership development / feedback workshop
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Whether you are looking for one person, a small group of leaders or a division / organisational wide feedback process, we have a team of experienced multilingual coaches and psychologists to support you plan, implements and follow up on the leading 360 leadership instrument.