The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) is an instrument developed by Jym Kouzes and Barry Posner in order to identify individual leadership practices. This 360° tool allows to measure, learn, and teach new behavior that one need to improve his/her leadership.
Here are the The five Practicesâ of leadership identified by Jym Kouzes and Barry Posner:
This 360° analysis identifies discrepancies between personal and external perceptions. This is the reason why I encourage leaders to use this tool to learn where they really stand in order to become better leaders. I used this tool and could identify specific behaviors to develop my leadership.
You may not be able to use the LPI tool but I would still encourage you to use this framework to analyse your leadership style. How do you Challenge the process, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, model the way and encourage the heart?
This reflection can lead to self-discovery and improvement of your leadership by implementing a step by step plan to develop new practices.