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LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory® Assessment


Used by more than five million people globally, the LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory® is a 360-degree leadership assessment and the foundation of The Leadership Challenge®the most trusted source for becoming a better leader. The LPI® provides a roadmap and simple leadership language that anyone can use to become a better leader. And, it is research-based, meaning that it is a validated and proven instrument for developing leaders.

The LPI® is a highly effective tool for:

  • Leadership development
  • Team development and team building
  • Benchmarking a leader, team, division, or organization
  • As a behavior and collaboration review, rather than a performance review
  • Creating an employee development plan or IDP
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • A retention strategy for emerging leaders

Over five million individuals have used the LPI® as the first step toward reaching their personal leadership development goals, clearly demonstrating what three decades of ongoing research affirms: leadership can be taught, and anyone can learn leadership skills.



A Global Solution

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The world-class LPI® is the foundational assessment of The Leadership Challenge®. The assessment was developed by authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner to quantitatively measure the frequency of behaviors within The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.

The LPI® is one of the most widely implemented, extensively researched leadership development 360 instruments, worldwide. It is now available in multiple languages: English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.




Leadership Coaching With The LPI®

Coaching with The LPI® builds leadership capabilities by providing leaders with support and accountability throughout their leadership development process after The Leadership Challenge® Workshop and/or LPI® assessment.

This coaching helps leaders move from intent to action and reinforce what they learned. FlashPoint coaches bring out the best in each leader using the feedback received with the LPI®, and organizations investing in coaching have found a return of more than seven times their initial investment.

What can you expect participants to receive from LPI® coaching sessions? 

  • Receive guidance for debriefing the LPI®, ensuring follow-up with raters and providers
  • Own the value of feedback and meaning of the results of the LPI®
  • Connect the 30 behaviors and The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® to the leader’s workplace and leadership challenges
  • Create a written leadership development plan to enlist their manager and constituents in their developmental efforts
  • Prepare to share feedback and ask for support in their efforts, especially with their manager
  • Take actionable steps in demonstrating effective leadership behaviors
  • Identify roadblocks, both personal or organizational, that may inhibit forward action
  • Identify resources, opportunities, and tools to support development efforts
  • Understand and build accountability throughout their leadership journey
  • Become more effective in targeted areas such as communication, influencing, and visioning

What format options exist for LPI® coaching?

Individual Coaching

During these confidential sessions, a coach guides the leader through the LPI® feedback discussion, action planning, and execution. Between coaching sessions, leaders will complete challenging practical exercises directly related to their personal leadership development goals. 

Group Coaching

Group coaching creates a safe environment for leaders from different teams across the organization to discuss their LPI® feedback and progress on action plans.


A global training partner and the #1 provider of The Leadership Challenge, FlashPoint is a proven expert in LPI® administration, coaching, workshops, and reinforcement. From set-up to final report, we support participants through the LPI® process (and beyond, with e-Coach follow-up and LPI coaching). Our goal is to work with you to uncover your most pressing leadership and team needs and to work with you long-term to provide creative and measurable results.

“The Leadership Practices Inventory is the best-selling and most trusted leadership tool of its generation.”