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Patterns and Messages

Any data, whether from the Leadership Practices Inventory® or another source, is only numbers or words until you can make sense of it. When you look at an impressionist painting from a few inches away, for instance, it’s not much more than colored dots. It’s only when you stand back that a pattern appears. In the same way, stand back from your data and see what emerges. What patterns do you see? What messages does the data give you?  

Excerpted from the Leadership Practices Inventory® Workbook, 4th edition, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, © 2013, published by Pfeiffer/An imprint of Wiley. All rights reserved. 


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