The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI): Leadership Development Planner, 3rd Edition

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI): Leadership Development Planner, 3rd Edition

Leadership Development Planner
James M. Kouzes||Barry Z. Posner
2003-05-07||May 2003 Pfeiffer
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The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) is the best-selling and most trusted leadership tool of its generation. Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the third edition of this celebrated instrument package approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. This 360? leadership assessment tool helps individuals and organizations measure their leadership competencies, while guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner's acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership? Model to their real-life organizational challenges. The newly revised LPI offers in-depth, precise results to help you become a leader who can:
  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart
The Leadership Development Planner picks up where the LPI Participant's Workbook leaves off and helps take you to the next level of developing your leadership skills. The Planner reviews The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership⬠describes the best practices of learning to lead and contains over one hundred developmental activities for becoming a better leader. The Planner can be customized for your situation and will help you:
  • Understand how people learn to lead
  • Integrate the best leadership learning practices into your own routines
  • Consciously review your progress toward becoming a better leader
  • Select the kinds of development activities that best fit your needs
  • Write a plan for the next steps in your leadership development
  • Apply an easy-to-use process that can be repeated

The Planner is your essential LPI resource for determining the most appropriate ways to continue your leadership development journey. It's your guide to personalizing your plans for becoming the best leader possible.

Introduction Leadership Development is Self-Development v


STEP 1 Review the Five Practices 3

STEP 2 Learn How You Learn to Lead 7

STEP 3 Review Your Progress and Your Feedback 13

STEP 4 Make New Plans 23

STEP 5 First, Lead Yourself 33


RESOURCE A Ten Tips for Becoming a Better Leader 37

RESOURCE B Ways to Improve Your Leadership Practices 47

RESOURCE C Reading List 79

RESOURCE D Leadership Development Worksheets 83


Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner are authors of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. Jim is Chairman Emeritus of the Tom Peters Company and an Executive Fellow at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Barry is Dean of the Leavey School of Business and Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University (Silicon Valley, California). Jim and Barry are also authors of Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Planner. Their 360-degree leadership assessment instrument, The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online ( has helped develop the leadership skills of nearly 1 million people worldwide. Combined, these offering truly make them the most trusted sources on becoming a better leader. Jim lives in San Jose, California and Barry lives in Monte Sereno, California.

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