San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), a leading provider of assessment-based learning solutions, today announced that the best-selling leadership program, LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory® 360, is now offered in four new languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
The LPI® grew from the belief that effective leadership is not an inborn skill only available to a select few but is rather a set of observable behaviors that, with deliberate practice, can help everyone make a more positive difference in the workplace, community, and the world. Applying the proven principles of Kouzes and Posner's acclaimed The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, the LPI® enables individuals and organizations to measure their leadership competencies and act on their discoveries.
The assessment is designed for used with managers and non-managers across a variety of organizations, disciplines, and demographic backgrounds, with the result that the LPI® is a program with a wide range of applicability. Over five million people have completed the LPI®, and the expansion of the LPI® 360 into new languages promises to continue developing, nurturing, and empowering our emerging leaders all over the world.
“The launch of LPI® 360 in the four languages, carefully selected for existing customer base and market potential, is an exciting step in globalization of The Leadership Challenge® brand,“ says Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the leadership scholars who created the LPI, “our users can now enjoy a seamless assessment experience across multiple languages which serves our mission to help leaders around the world make extraordinary things happen.“
This premier leadership development tool includes: the LPI® Self (completed by the Leader) and the LPI® Observer (completed by others chosen by the Leader). The platform interface and assessment, as well as the Feedback Report, LPI® Workbook, and LPI® Development Planner PDFs, are now available in these four new languages, and those who speak them will be able to utilize the LPI® 360 as an Administrator, Leader, or Observer in their language preference.
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