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The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

Created by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner in the early 1980s and first identified in their internationally best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. After conducting hundreds of interviews, reviewing thousands of case studies, and analyzing more than two million survey questionnaires to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best, there emerged five practices common to making extraordinary things happen. The Five Practices are:

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) instrument is an essential tool to help you gain perspective into how you see yourself as a leader, how others view you, and what actions you can take to improve your use of The Five Practices, which research has demonstrated, year after year, make for more effective leaders.

About Your LPI Report

The LPI measures the frequency of 30 specific leadership behaviors on a 10-point scale, with six behavioral statements for each of The Five Practices. You and the observers you selected rated how frequently you engage in each of these important behaviors associated with The Five Practices. The response scale is:

1-Almost Never3-Seldom5-Occasionally7-Fairly Often9-Very Frequently
2-Rarely4-Once in a While6-Sometimes8-Usually10-Almost Always

In the following report pages, you'll see your LPI Self (S) responses and your observer responses, which are categorized into Manager (M), Direct Report (D), Co-Worker (C), and Other (0). Observer responses are categorized as "Other" when there are not enough responses in the Direct Report or Coworker categories to preserve observer anonymity. The average observer rating (AVG) is an average of all LPI observer responses including Manager.

Rater Abbreviations

M-ManagerD-Direct ReportC-Co-WorkerO-OtherS-SelfAVG-Average of all Observer Responses

You requested a total of 9 observers to rate you; of these, 9 have submitted an Observer survey as of report date and are included in your report results.

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