The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI): Leadership Development Planner

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Wiley, May 21, 2003 - Business & Economics - 104 pages
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The Most Trusted Source on Becoming a Better Leader

"Leadership is not the private reserve of a lucky few. It is an observable and learnable set of skills and abilities that are applicable at all levels."
-- Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

"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 WayInspire a Shared VisionChallenge the ProcessEnable Others to ActEncourage 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 leadIntegrate the best leadership learning practices into your own routinesConsciously review your progress toward becoming a better leaderSelect the kinds of development activities that best fit your needsWrite a plan for the next steps in your leadership developmentApply 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.

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RESOURCE A Ten Tips for Becoming a Better Leader
RESOURCE B Ways to Improve Your Leadership Practices
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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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