Leadership is a set of practices that can be learned by anyone

Evidence-based, rigorously tested, using over 30 years of research, and data from millions of leaders around the world, The Leadership Practices Inventory is the cornerstone of The Leadership Challenge. Over 2.5 million people have used the LPI as a first step to reaching their personal leadership best – a clear indication that leadership is a set of practices that can be learned by anyone.

What is LPI?

It is a 360° assessment instrument derived from the critically acclaimed The Leadership Challenge book. It helps leaders understand the extent to which they use The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership – enabling individuals and organisations to create plans for self-improvement.

The LPI can be used both as part of pre-work for the Leadership Challenge Workshop and in preparation for leadership coaching.

The LPI is a questionnaire with thirty behavioural statements. Leaders evaluate themselves and select seven to ten people to complete the questionnaire. The leader is then rated on how frequently they have engaged in each behaviour. With the exception of the leader’s manager, all observer feedback is anonymous.

View Sample LPI Report

What are the benefits of using LPI?

It helps individuals to build self-awareness and improve their leadership performance. Whether within the Leadership Challenge Workshop or in a coaching assignment, the LPI:

  • Raises peoples awareness around the frequency of their leadership behaviour
  • Opens up new avenues for discussion with their coach, facilitator or manager
  • Helps them to explore and identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Provides a robust framework for feedback, goal setting and action planning
  • Enables people to consider the impact of their behaviour on others
  • Provides a powerful and motivational force for future development
“Quest Leadership’s use of 360° feedback, via the LPI really helped our leaders to develop greater awareness of their strengths and weaknesses. It led to detailed conversations around the future direction of the business, creating within them a real appetite for action. This led to greater global collaboration, which, ultimately, was reflected in improved employee engagement and business results.”

Ria Hendrix, SVP Corporate Human Resources, LSG Skychefs