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Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). 5 practices and commitments associated with LPI: Challenging the process Inspiring a shared vision Enabling others to act Modeling the way Encouraging the heart. Practice 1: Challenging the Process.

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the leadership practices inventory lpi
The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)

5 practices and commitments associated with LPI:

  • Challenging the process
  • Inspiring a shared vision
  • Enabling others to act
  • Modeling the way
  • Encouraging the heart
practice 1 challenging the process
Practice 1: Challenging the Process
  • Search for opportunities to change the status quo and improve an organization.
  • Experiment and take risks.
  • Continually learn from mistakes and failures.
practice 2 inspiring a shared vision
Practice 2: Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Believe you can make a difference.
  • Envision the future.
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about your vision.
  • Create an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become.
  • Enlist others in your dreams.
practice 3 enabling others to act
Practice 3: Enabling Others to Act
  • Foster collaboration and build spirited teams.
  • Actively involve others.
  • Share power and provide choice.
  • Promote shared goals.
  • Cultivate accountability and ownership for achievements.
  • Strive to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, and human dignity.
practice 4 modeling the way
Practice 4: Modeling the Way
  • Establish principles concerning the way people should be treated and the way goals should be pursued.
  • Create standards of excellence and set an example for others to follow.
  • Set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives.
  • Try to eliminate or reduce bureaucracy when it interferes with getting work done.
practice 5 encouraging the heart
Practice 5: Encouraging the Heart
  • Recognize contributions that individuals make (thank-you notes, smiles, awards, public praise).
  • Visibly celebrate team accomplishments.
  • Make people feel like heroes.
the lpi

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), Self Instrument (3rd Edition)

  • 30-item self-test developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • Approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors
the lpi1
  • Score yourself using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Self Instrument.
  • Use scale of 1-10 explained on Inventory.
  • Transfer your scores to the Response Sheet. The scores in each column represent your responses to six statements about each of the five leadership practices.
  • The score for each practice can range from a high of 60 to a low of 6.
  • Your scores are private and will remain so unless you wish to share them.
  • Column 1: Modeling the Way
  • Column 2: Inspiring a Vision
  • Column 3: Challenging the Process
  • Column 4: Enabling Others to Act
  • Column 5: Encourage the Heart
group activity
  • Choose a leadership practice.
  • Brainstorm strategies for developing the practice.
  • Present to the large group.
challenging the process
Challenging the Process
  • Take risks and honor others who do.
  • Question the way things are done and suggest new systems and procedures.
  • Treat each assignment as a chance to make things change for the better in an organization.
  • Find something broken and fix it.
inspiring a shared vision
Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Know others- enlist their support by appealing to their values, interests, hopes and dreams.
  • Orient your thinking to the future.
  • Hold an image of the end result.
  • Create a succinct statement or presentation about what you are trying to accomplish.
enabling others to act
Enabling Others to Act
  • Always say “we.”
  • Delegate to others and help them succeed.
  • Involve people in planning and problem solving.
  • Build up others.
  • Create a climate of trust.
  • Share information and power.
  • Focus on gains rather than losses.
modeling the way
Modeling the Way
  • Lead others where you are also willing to go.
  • Know your own basic set of values and talk to people about them.
  • Do what you say you are going to do.
  • Walk the halls.
  • Encourage ethical behavior.
  • Establish norms about hard work and caring.
  • Decrease job stress and tension.
encouraging the heart
Encouraging the Heart
  • Say “thank you.”
  • Celebrate team accomplishments.
  • Install a systematic process to reward performance.
  • Be creative about rewards.
  • Make recognition public.
  • Look for people doing something right.
leading from within
Leading From Within
  • It takes courage to examine one’s inner life.
  • LPI is one way to expand self-examination and growth.
  • The journey is downward and inward.

"To manage yourself, use your head;

to manage others, use your heart." -African Proverb