The Five Practices - Traits that Define Leadership
Give Your Team The Skills to Master The Five Practices
of Exemplary Leadership:
Anyone can learn to be an effective leader if they are given the right feedback and tools. Help others to discover their leadership potential with the LPI!
Many studies consistently confirm that the LPI has very strong reliability and validity. Today, it is one of the most widely used 360-degree leadership assessment instruments available. More than 250,000 leaders and nearly one million observers have completed it. Since the LPI was first used in 1985, more than 100,000 respondent surveys have been analyzed to determine the relationship between The Five Practices and a variety of measurable outcomes. In addition, more than 250 doctoral dissertations and master's theses have used the LPI in their research. Ongoing analysis and refinements of the instrument continue.
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® resulted from an intensive research project to determine the leadership competencies that are essential to getting extraordinary things done in organizations. To conduct the research, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner collected thousands of "Personal Best" stories—the experiences people recalled when asked to think of a peak leadership experience.
Despite differences in people's individual stories, their Personal-Best Leadership Experiences revealed similar patterns of behavior. The study found that when leaders are at their personal best, they:
Encourage the Heart
Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. They make people feel like heroes.