'The LPI assists me in aligning what I believe I am doing as a leader with what others believe about my leadership.' -STERLING GROSS, Executive Development, Luxottica, North America
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Pfeiffer, the training and human resources development imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), today announced a new edition of the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI®), the best-selling 360° leadership assessment tool that is used by HR managers, Trainers, Organizational Development Coaches, Soft-skills Consultants, and other leadership professionals to help organizations measure and develop their leadership competencies.
This newly revised edition of the LPI® suite of products includes a modern new report design, a more concise companion workbook that is now available in color and allows individuals and groups to better understand and use their reports. Other major revisions include the Development Planner which focuses on specific actions one can undertake to improve the frequency of engaging in particular LPI® behaviors. The Facilitator’s Guide has been updated to reflect such modern realities as: virtual debriefs, one-on-one coaching with feedback reports and new ways to make the business case for the LPI assessment at a time when all budgets are under scrutiny.
More than three million people have taken the LPI assessment since its inception, when Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the world-renowned leadership experts and authors of the internationally bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge first developed it. In so doing, they turned the complex ingredients of effective leadership into five clear Practices that anyone can follow, and through sustained effort, achieve great leadership.
The eight new user case studies in the new revised version of the LPI were contributed by LPI® experts with coaches, senior executives and LPI® Self-only users specifically in mind. These eight real-life cases also help to address the concerns of leaders with specific interest and focus on data and research.
The new, expanded Coaching Section of the LPI® Facilitator’s Guide takes into account the fact that the LPI® is often used outside of the classroom and reflects the need to tailor the LPI® experience to different and diverse scenarios. A handy, quick-reference Poster & Card with each of the 30 LPI behaviors conveniently listed is also now available along with a helpful explanation of how the LPI® can be used with other leadership models, such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator®.
About Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner
Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner are coauthors of the award-winning, best-selling book The Leadership Challenge. This book was selected as one of the Top 10 books on leadership of all time (according to The 100 Best Business Books of All Time) and has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Jim and Barry have coauthored more than thirty other leadership books and workbooks. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree questionnaire for assessing leadership behavior, which is one of the most widely used leadership assessment instruments in the world. More than 500 doctoral dissertations and academic research projects have been based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model. Among the many honors and awards that Jim and Barry have received is the American Society for Training and Development’s (ASTD) highest award for their Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance.
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