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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® 360  is an integral component of our The Leadership Challenge® Workshop options, and we also provide LPI® Workshops in half-day and two-hour in-person and virtual options.

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.



What is the LPI® Workshop?

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Delivered in-person or virtually, the LPI® Workshop is a research-based, proven method to increase leadership effectiveness. FlashPoint facilitators can lead a 2-hour or 4 hour session built around the Five Practices of Exemplary

Activated by the LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory® 360-degree assessment, participants receive a detailed feedback report, helping them to identify how they can become a more effective leader. The Workshop is a highly interactive experience where participants receive deep insight into their effectiveness as a leader, plus guidance to increase their impact, along  with valuable feedback from managers, coworkers, and others who have direct experience with them in a leadership role.

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 digital reinforcement 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.”